PODCAST: Combating the Narcotic Trade and Finding Rehabilitation for Drug Users with the Rutherford County Sheriff's STOP Program

Feb 21, 2024 at 09:15 am by WGNS News

In today's episode of the WGNS Action Line podcast, host Scott Walker delves into the vital work of Captain Will Holton and Sergeant J.D. Davis from the Rutherford County Sheriff's Office. Together, they shed light on efforts to combat the narcotic trade in the community while also extending a helping hand to those struggling with drug addiction.

The discussion revolves around the Sheriff's Office STOP (Strategies and Tactics for Opioid Prevention), which has been instrumental in providing support and rehabilitation to individuals battling addiction since its inception in 2018. Captain Holton and Sgt. Davis provide insight into the multifaceted approach employed by the STOP program, which aims not only to address the illegal drug trade but also to offer assistance and resources to individuals grappling with substance abuse issues.

From confronting the devastating consequences of overdose deaths to tackling the pervasive presence of illicit drugs within the community, the Rutherford County Sheriff's Office has confronted a myriad of challenges head-on. Through their dedicated efforts and initiatives like the STOP program, they strive to make a tangible difference in the lives of both drug users and the broader community.

Listeners will gain valuable insights into the complexities of addressing drug-related issues at the local level and the importance of implementing comprehensive strategies that prioritize rehabilitation and support. Tune in to learn more about the proactive measures being taken to combat the narcotic trade and extend a compassionate hand to those in need within our very own community.

Stay informed and engaged with the latest developments in the fight against drug addiction by listening to the WGNS podcast, where community voices come together to explore pressing issues and initiatives aimed at fostering a safer and healthier environment for all.

Need Help? For more information on the special STOP unit, which was formed with the help of a Department of Justice grant in 2018, you can call the sheriff's non-emergency dispatch line at 615-898-7770 and ask for the STOP Unit or email STOP@rcsotn.org. This special unit focuses on helping those who need and ask for rehabilitation.