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La Crosse County's Heroin Task Force makes its report...
The study group had set a deadline of six months for making suggestions to deal with the local rise of heroin use. Members made that deadline this week by proposing ideas for reducing access to drugs, improving overdose interventions, and providing treatment for heroin users. County board chair Tara Johnson thanked the task force for making more people aware of the problem.
Committee members have volunteered to serve on smaller groups that will continue to monitor the goals of the task force.
Two months ago, Reavon Taylor of La Crosse was charged in central Wisconsin with a woman's death from a drug overdose.
Taylor has now been bound over for trial in Clark County, and he's scheduled to plead 'not guilty' on April 17th. Monica Cooper was 19 when she died in Neillsville two years ago, after reportedly getting heroin from Taylor. The 27-year-old Taylor officially remains a prisoner of La Crosse County on misdemeanor charges. He's also believed to have been the intended target in a La Crosse shooting last year, for which another man is waiting to be tried for attempted murder.
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