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Lynn struggles to control opioid addiction as Mass. leaders gather to discuss the problem

Moderator and Washington Post correspondent Katie Zezima discusses opioid addiction with forensic pathologist Thomas Andrew, Learn to Cope founder Joanne Peterson, and Essex County Sheriff Kevin Coppinger.
Moderator and Washington Post correspondent Katie Zezima discusses opioid addiction with forensic pathologist Thomas Andrew, Learn to Cope founder Joanne Peterson, and Essex County Sheriff Kevin Coppinger. (Thomas Grillo)
LYNN — Although deaths from drug overdoses fell by more than 8 percent in the state last year, the number of fatalities in Lynn increased. “Lynn has been known as a place where people come to buy drugs,” said Police Lt. Michael Kmiec. “If they buy them here and use them immediately, it increases the…

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