Ohio prosecutor meeting with heroin addicts

HAMILTON, Ohio (AP) — A prosecutor in southwest Ohio says he's gotten dozens of calls after putting out the word that he wants to hear from heroin addicts about their struggles.

Butler County Prosecutor Michael Gmoser (MOH'-zur) says the phone has hardly stopped ringing since he announced Thursday that he wanted to hear from people about their heroin addictions.

Gmoser says at least 65 calls had come into a hotline set up by the office. He met confidentially with a 36-year-old woman on Monday who agreed to share her story of first becoming addicted to pain pills before turning to heroin.

The Cincinnati Enquirer (http://cin.ci/1hZMCCw ) reports that Gmoser is scheduling a meeting with an addict every day he doesn't have another conflict. He says he's trying to get to the root of the problem.

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Information from: The Cincinnati Enquirer, http://www.enquirer.com

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