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Harford's Glassman pledges battle against heroin 'scourge' in first State of the County address

Harford's Glassman pledges battle against heroin 'scourge' in first State of the County address

Harford County Executive Barry Glassman vowed to launch a multifaceted fight against the county's heroin "epidemic," using his first State of the County address to describe his personal experience with a young man who died from the drug. Glassman became emotional Tuesday night as he spoke about Nolan Gallion III, whom he "held as a baby 20 years ago" and who Glassman said just died of a heroin overdose. Gallion, of Churchville, died at age 24 on Jan. 25, according to an obituary from Zellman Funeral Home. "We have a whole generation of young people at risk, and Harford County will lead in turning back this scourge," Glassman said, laying out a plan...

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