Indiana attorneys holding educational summit on drug abuse in Indiana

FILE - This Feb. 19, 2013 file photo shows OxyContin pills are arranged for a photo at a pharmacy in Montpelier, Vt. In a report released by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in December 2015, drug overdoses in the U.S. rose again in 2014, driven by surges in deaths from heroin and powerful prescription painkillers such as Vicodin and Oxycontin. Overall, overdose deaths in the U.S. surpassed 47,000 — up 7 percent from 2013. (AP Photo/Toby Talbot, File)
FILE - This Feb. 19, 2013 file photo shows OxyContin pills are arranged for a photo at a pharmacy in Montpelier, Vt. In a report released by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in December 2015, drug overdoses in the U.S. rose again in 2014, driven by surges in deaths from heroin and powerful prescription painkillers such as Vicodin and Oxycontin. Overall, overdose deaths in the U.S. surpassed 47,000 — up 7 percent from 2013. (AP Photo/Toby Talbot, File)

INDIANAPOLIS (WISH) – A group of Indiana attorneys is hoping to shed light on the issue of drug abuse in the state.

The Association of Indiana Prosecuting Attorneys is holding an education summit called “A closer look at marijuana and synthetic drugs.”

The summit is Thursday starting at 8 a.m. and runs until 4:30 p.m.It will be at the Indiana Historical Society.

Leaders from law enforcement, a Purdue professor and a doctor from the Poison Control Center are all scheduled to speak Thursday on the drug epidemic.

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