6/19/2017 7:49:03 AM

On June 15th, tons of people from around the community gathered at the Simcoe Library to talk about Opioids in our community.

Experts were on hand ranging from ex-addicts, support groups, doctors and the members of the Norfolk OPP Street Crime Unit.

But, even though they are experts, they do see a different side of things which caused some heated debate.

Detective Constable Rick Feijo, who gave a presentation on drugs in Norfolk early in the meeting, had disagreements with the rest of the panel about the effectiveness of Methadone.

From his viewpoint, he's seen criminals using the product only to prolong their drug use.

    The panel, in general, disagreed with this assumption noting several speakers claimed using methadone helped them get off drugs.

Dr. Ann Griffin was there, who also believes services other than methadone need to be in place to help patients but notes the current way criminals are being treated is not helping the situation.

    myFM will continue to provide you with coverage of this Opioid information session for the rest of this week.

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