January 15, 2016
The Killing of America WTVD -- January 14, 2016
Sheriff: Heroin causing havoc in Nash County
The Nash County Sheriff is calling for stiffer sentences for drug dealers after five people died of heroin overdoses in the past week.
"We had about 7,000 dosage seizures last year, and this year we're in January, and we're making arrests every day," Nash Sheriff Keith Jones said. "We've got probably eight officers working drugs all the time, and they're staying busy day and night."
Still, Stone said, that's not enough. It's why he's working on creating a task force, to have 15-25 officers, of his 80-person department, to concentrate on narcotics.
"This heroin, and the other types of drugs, is what's causing havoc in the communities," Stone said. "From break-ins to stealing, to robberies, it's the root of a lot of those problems."
Daniel Moss, a pastor and owner of Cornerstone Funeral Home and Cremations in Nashville, said he's tired of seeing young people overdoes and die from the drug.
"When you start getting a numerous amount of bodies, in a short period of time, there's issues that need to be addressed," Moss said.
He said his funeral home has seen an increase in dozens of overdoses in the past several months, and that many are teenagers.
"It breaks my heart," Moss said. "I have teenagers and the first question I ask myself is 'what if it was my child?' "
Moss tells us many of the families of the heroin overdoses he serves are shocked and surprised by the death of their loved one.
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