York City narcotics detectives holding heroin forum

Liz Evans Scolforo

People who want to learn more about the heroin crisis in York City and nationwide can attend an upcoming educational forum being held by York City Police.

It's set for 7 p.m. Wednesday, March 22, in York City Council chambers at 101 S. George St.

York City Police seized heroin in this drug bust.

Three narcotics detectives with a combined 60 years of experience will lead the presentation. In a news release, police warned the discussion will be candid and uncensored.

The detectives will show people different forms of heroin and talk about the various paraphernalia used to sell and ingest the opioid, police said. Parents in particular can learn what to look for if they suspect their children are using drugs.

There will be a PowerPoint presentation and a question-and-answer period, police said.

Also participating will be Lt. Gene Fells, in charge of the department's community services division, the York chapter of Not One More and Dr. Matthew Howie, director of the York Regional Opiate Collaborative (formerly the York County Heroin Task Force) as well as the medical director of York City's Bureau of Health.

The presentation is available to groups, organizations and agencies, police said. For more information or to schedule a presentation, call 717-577-8856.