A Baltimore community group is seeking to raise awareness of the city's heroin epidemic through Congressional hearings. WYPR's Fraser Smith and Roberto Alejandro of the Afro talk about the changes residents want and what city and state officials said in response.
Correction: The number of Baltimore heroin addicts is less clear than what came across in this interview. The Baltimore Sun reported recently that city health officials estimate the number to be much lower than what was discussed. Click here for that article, which also traces the origin of the higher estimate. City Paper also reported on the city addict count and why an accurate measurement has not been easy to get.