Following the announcement by the Maine Attorney General's office that one Mainer per day dies of a drug related issues, the Waterville Police Department has announced a new substance treatment program.

According to the KJ, the new program will be called Operation HOPE.  Standing for Heroin Opiate Prevention Effort, it is scheduled to begin on January 15th

Police will confiscate and destroy any drugs or paraphernalia brought to the police station and they will not charge anyone who attempts to get addiction help.

Operation HOPE is modeled after similar programs in Scarborough, ME and Gloucester, MA.