State hosting heroin and opioid telephone town hall


The state will hold a telephone town hall meeting  Tuesday to discuss the heroin and opioid epidemic in the south-central region, according to a release from Sen. Scott Wagner, R-Spring Garden Township.

Heroin epidemic

The town hall, which will begin at 6:30 p.m., is the fourth regional meeting held on the epidemic, and its focus will include York, Adams, Cumberland, Dauphin, Lancaster and Lebanon counties.

The meeting will be hosted by Sen. Gene Yaw, R- Bradford, Lycoming, Sullivan, Susquehanna and Union counties, and include York County Coroner Pam Gay, Sgt. John Burkhart, of the Lancaster County Drug Task Force, and Barry Denk, director of the Center for Rural Pennsylvania.

Residents interested in participating can sign up at to receive a phone call a few moments before the meeting begins; text the keyword “talkheroin” to the number 828282 or listen to the live audio stream available at

Audio of the previous regional town hall meetings can be found on that website.