Law enforcement and health officials are asking the community for help in stemming the tide of opioid and heroin addiction in Alaska.
Monday in Bethel, the Alaska U.S. Attorney’s Office, FBI, local law enforcement, and local health officials held a community forum on the issue at Bethel City Hall. The evening began with a screening of the documentary film Chasing the Dragon, which is produced by the FBI and DEA and focuses on heroin and opioid addiction. The screening was followed by a community discussion. The group held a similar event at Bethel schools that morning.