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Council unanimously votes to ban heroin injection sites in Snohomish County


March 21, 2018

On Wednesday, March 14, the Snohomish County Council unanimously adopted Ordinance 18-014, banning heroin injection sites in unincorporated Snohomish County. County Councilman Nate Nehring introduced the ban following a temporary moratorium adopted last September.

Local governments in the Greater Puget Sound Area as an approach to combat the heroin and opioid epidemic have recently discussed heroin injection sites.

County Councilman Nate Nehring toured Insite, the heroin injection site in Vancouver B.C., to see these sites first hand.

"I was stunned by what I saw" said Nehring fo...

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