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Hillsborough group remembers victims of drug abuse, tries to curb addiction listen

10/25/13 Janelle Irwin
WMNF Drive-Time News Friday
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Tags: drugs, pill mills, prescription drugs, drug abuse, NOPE, Kevin Beckner


Family members of people who have died from drug overdoses or other narcotic-related tragedy and some recovering addicts came together Thursday night to pay tribute to those who have lost their battles with addiction. During a candlelight vigil at a community center in West Tampa, a 15-foot long wall was lined with picture after picture of people who have died in Hillsborough County alone. Michele Phillips’ son was one of those photos.

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