- Associated Press - Wednesday, June 3, 2015

HAGERSTOWN, Md. (AP) - The Washington County Detention Center has been awarded a $62,700 state grant to help inmates overcome their addictions to heroin and other opiates.

The Herald-Mail of Hagerstown (http://bit.ly/1BKuRRL ) reports in a Tuesday news release from the Governor’s Office of Crime Control & Prevention, the money is part of a larger $500,000 grant awarded to seven other detention centers and health departments across Maryland.

Officials say under some of the programs, selected inmates will receive monthly injections of Vivitrol, a nonnarcotic and non-addictive substance that blocks the euphoric effects of heroin and other opiates.

Washington County received the second highest amount. The Anne Arundel County Department of Detention Services received $100,000.

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Information from: The Herald-Mail of Hagerstown, Md., http://www.herald-mail.com

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