Will County State’s Attorney James Glasgow announced that his office has donated $2,500 to the Heroin Epidemic Relief Organization (HERO), a non-profit founded by two local fathers who lost their children to heroin more than a decade ago. The money will be used to further equip the “Hidden in Plain Sight” trailer designed to look like a teen’s bedroom with ordinary items displayed in plain view to illustrate where drugs or alcohol can be hidden, and to pay for new tires for the vehicle that travels throughout the community educating parents and family members about cues to help detect drugs in their own home.
No taxpayer dollars were used; rather, the contribution was made using money seized from criminals engaged in the sale of illegal narcotics. Glasgow presented the check to HERO co-founder John Roberts at the 2019 HERO Helps summit in Romeoville. Glasgow’s office was a co-sponsor of the annual event.