Santa Clarita is one of the troubled spots for heroin in Southern California.

The sleepy community in Northern Los Angeles county has seen a surge in heroin drug deaths the last two years, and community members congregated last night to discuss the one year anniversary of this community awareness plan.

What the people are doing there is tremendous.    They are determined to kick heroin out of the city.

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KHTS, AM-1220, covered the story on its’ website hometownstation.com

As the coverage indicates, the city’s “Heroin Kills: The High is a Lie” program was created after 5 heroin related deaths in 2011. This year the city has already seen 6 heroin related deaths, and the deaths of 7 others have been attributed to opiate use.

The most dramatic moment of the meeting was when a young man stood up in the middle of a Q and A session with the panel of guests.

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