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Posted on January 26, 2017 |
By John Flowers



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JEREMY HOLM AND Jesse Brooks are collaborating with the United Way of Addison County on a heroin prevention education program to be offered at three local high schools. Independent photo/Trent Campbell

MIDDLEBURY — Actor Jeremy Holm was driving from a gig in Stowe to his Vergennes home last September when his radio popped with some news he couldn’t ignore.

It was a story about the police chief in East Liverpool, Ohio, who had posted a photo on Facebook depicting two adult heroin addicts passed out in front seats of their vehicle, with their 4-year-old boy asleep in the backseat.

“The chief put that picture up because he needed help,” Holm recalled. “He said, ‘You can’t arrest yourself out of this problem.’”

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