I am the face of heroin’: Drug addiction highlighted at community seminar

In 2015, La Salle County had 28 deaths from drug overdoses, according to an area physician who spoke about the ongoing national epidemic at a public meeting Wednesday evening at Ottawa High School.

Dr. Adeyemi Fatoki, of the Great Heights Family Medicine Clinic in Ottawa, called drug abuse an illness with no real cure.

The doctor joined recovering addicts and police officers in the educational seminar about local drug addiction problems in the country, the state and the community.