Sevier County Starts New Effort to End Opioid Addiction

"About 95-96 percent of the people that are incarcerated in our jails are there as a result of some type of addiction," Sheriff Ronald Seals said.

SEVIERVILLE, Tenn. — The drug crisis is running rampant in Sevier County, and leaders there say enough is enough.

Sevier County Sheriff Ronald Seals released new numbers Tuesday night, saying there have been 40 drug overdoses in the county since January.

He said Naloxone was administered 13 times, and two people have died of suspected drug overdoses this year.

https://www.wbir.com/article/news/local/sevier-county-starts-new-effort-to-end-opioid-addiction/51-537143425

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