# 4 – South Central Region Event



Full Event

Highlight Clips

What are the signs of heroin addiction?
All things considered regarding drug treatment.
Would the legislature support lengthy sentences for dealers?


Pennsylvania State Senator Gene Yaw, representing Pennsylvania’s 23rd Senatorial district, hosted this live, interactive event to discuss the growing heroin and opioid epidemic facing Pennsylvania. He was joined by Barry Denk, Director of The Center for Rural Pennsylvania, Pam Gay, York County Coroner, and Detective Sergeant John Burkhart, Lancaster County District Attorney Criminal Investigative Division. The panelists answered questions from listeners and discussed law enforcement challenges, public health implications, and educating our youth about the dangers of heroin and opioids. This was the fourth “A Commonwealth Crisis” event in the five-part series.