A crowd of over 400 people attended a rally in downtown Monroe to bring attention to the heroin problem in Southeast Michigan. Melina Harrell is the co-founder of "Stand Against Heroin" which organized today's rally. "It's not rich or poor , or if you are from the east side or the west side or the south side, it affects everybody," Ms. Harrell said.
Laurie Layton is still grieving from the death of her daughter Courtney, a junior in college who died from a heroin overdose in March 2012. "I had no idea she was using drugs; she came home for Christmas and by March she was gone," Mrs. Layton said.
Monroe County leads Michigan in drug overdoses. 39 people have died from heroin overdoses so far in 2013.