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Lynn Police behavioral health unit propelled by $150K state allocation

From left, Jennifer Waczkowski, Leighanne Magnarelli, Erin Berecz and Shyra Broughton represent the Behavioral Health Unit at the Lynn Police Department. (Olivia Falcigno)
LYNN — Deputy Police Chief Leonard Desmarais only needed a few words to describe how state money allocated to the Police Department behavioral health unit has altered the opioid addiction landscape. “This funding has saved people’s lives,” he said.  The unit’s four-woman staff told state Sen. Brendan Crighton and state Representatives Dan Cahill and Peter…

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