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      Lucas County officials announce campaign to fight drug overdoses

      So far this year in Lucas County, there have been 60 unintentional drug overdose deaths.

      Lucas County leaders are taking on the heroin and prescription pill epidemic gripping the region.On Wednesday, Lucas County Sheriff John Tharp and county commissioners announced a coordinated campaign to combat rising overdose deaths. They say part of the focus will be to hold drug dealers responsible for overdoses.

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      Sheriff Tharp has dedicated three full-time and one part-time detective to investigate overdoses. So far this year in Lucas County, there have been 60 unintentional drug overdose deaths. There were 80 in all of 2013.