• Chelsea Olms/News Jo Anna Krohn explains how her life was affected by the opiate epidemic when her son died at 18 years old because of drugs and alcohol. The talk was part of a discussion organized by the Danville Public Library on Sunday at the St. Luke Community Center.
  • Chelsea Olms/News
  • Chelsea Olms/News

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MOUNT VERNON — Sunday at the St. Luke Community Center in Danville, Sam Quinones, author of “Dreamland: The True Tale of America’s Opiate Epidemic,” discussed his non-fiction book and answered questions via Skype. Included in the program was a talk from Lt. Mark Perkins of the Danville Police Department, as well as two guest speakers whose lives have been affected by the opiate problem in Ohio.

The program, organized by Elizabeth Carpenter, manager of the Danville Public Library, was meant to inform the public about Quinones’ book, but also how deeply the epidemic runs, and how deeply it affects nearly everyone in Knox County.

“We have a drug problem that’s not Mexican, that’s not American. It’s bi-national,” Quinones said via Skype.

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