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Sgt. Bill Ladwig with the Fulton Police Department welcomes community members to the HOPE (Heroin Overdose Prevention and Education) meeting at Fulton City Hall Thursday night. FPD officials said they organized the gathering to help ensure Fulton does not have the same issues with heroin that have been seen in other areas of central Missouri.

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“Never look down on anybody unless you’re helping them up.” Jesse Jackson Although one of the main purposes of Thursday night’s HOPE (Heroin Overdose Prevention and Education) meeting was to educate Fulton area residents on the dangers and signs of heroin, which local officials say is a growing problem in the community and surrounding area, the event had another message as well.


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