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GADSDEN, Alabama -- Etowah County officials today announced the arrest of seven people on various drug charges related to heroin distribution in the county, as agencies say they are seeing an alarming increase in drug overdoses.

"We're losing people in this county every day," Etowah County Sheriff Todd Entrekin said.

Etowah County Drug Enforcement Unit Commander Rob Savage said the seven arrested were:

Jackie Wilson, 52, one count of drug distribution, $25,000 bond.

Michael Taylor, 28, one count of drug distribution, $25,000 bond.

Nicholas Meeks, 34, one count of drug distribution, $9,500 bond.

Ben Porter, 31, one count of drug trafficking, no bond.

Derrick Britton, 25, three counts of drug distribution, $75,000 bond.

Matthew Gibson, 24, two counts of drug distribution, $35,000 bond.

Dale Robinson Jr., 28, one count of drug distribution, $25,000 bond.

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