‘Like we were hit by a tsunami’: Trumbull County official testifies in opioid trial how scourge struck her community


CLEVELAND, Ohio – Trumbull County’s top drug prevention official took the stand Tuesday in the nation’s first trial focused on pharmacies’ role in the opioid crisis and said the scourge that has devastated her community could get worse this year.

“We’ve been watching it mount, watching it grow,” said April Caraway, the executive director of the county’s Mental Health and Recovery Board. “[The year] 2017 was our worst year, but this year could be worse.”