Nashville-Davidson, Tennessee 2022-05-27 23:49:52 –
Nashville, Tennessee (WKRN) – A deadly trend in Nashville is increasing alertness by law enforcement as it prepares hundreds of visitors on holiday weekends. Dangerous narcotics are sold especially on the streets of downtown.
“I never expected fentanyl to be as widespread as it is now,” said Montinisin, a regional overdose prevention specialist. Performer.
Drug overdose is a problem Herring says his department is seeing pop-ups in central Tennessee. It is a well-known fact that the number of drugs containing lethal doses of fentanyl is increasing.
To help with the opioid problem, legislators recently passed a bill to prevent fentanyl test strips from being considered a narcotic paraflenia anymore. Herring explained that it was just one way to help fight the epidemic.
“Individuals who have fentanyl in their products have not measured fentanyl and have not been distributed to the product in the evening. Therefore, individuals have fentanyl test strips and some of the products they are using. Even if we tested it, it wasn’t evenly distributed, which could lead to negative results, “Helling explained.
Last week, the Metro Nashville Police Department arrested nine men locally. According to police, undercover agents are working hard to catch these criminals selling drugs, ranging from cocaine, marijuana, and even fentanyl bags. Herring says that for some addicts, the more powerful the drug, the better.
“Individuals who intentionally put fentanyl in their products know their customers, they know their customers, and who is buying the product. In words, four people in this particular product. Or if three people overdose, it’s so powerful that it attracts a lot of people, “Helling said.
Drugs and crimes come to mind as hundreds of people are expected to travel to Music City on Memorial Day weekends.
“We hope that more companies, more bars, more music venues will be happy to accept naloxone or naloxone on their premises or on their property or trained staff. But if something happens and someone overdose, I want the staff to drink Naloxone, “Helling said.
STARS is hosting its first annual community celebration in the hope of community resources and interactive activities. The event will take place on June 11th at the Youth Opportunity Center in the back parking lot on the corner of 17th Avenue and Charlotte Avenue. It is expected to connect, educate and raise awareness of the various resources available to the community.
For those seeking treatment for drug addiction, the Community Overdose Response Team (CORT) can help. CORT is a free, confidential resource that helps you find drug and alcohol treatments for individuals at risk of overdose. This service is provided free of charge regardless of your health insurance status. The team works with the individual to determine the appropriate level of care (detoxification, residence, outpatient treatment, etc.). Call CORT (615-687-1701) to make a referral or learn more about this resource in the community.
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