Comprehensive Approach

Comprehensive Approach

The DEA calls in community help for a new anti-drug strategy in Knoxville.

by scott barker • september 26, 2018

chris evans, right, dea special agent in charge of the louisville division, after tuesday's press conference.

The U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration announced Tuesday it is expanding its 360 Strategy to combat the opioid crisis to Knoxville.
A strategy built as much on collaboration and prevention as enforcement.
At a news conference held at the Boys & Girls Clubs of the Tennessee Valley facility in North Knoxville, DEA agents and local officials discussed the new approach to the epidemic.
The change doesn’t include additional resources -- at least none the DEA would divulge -- but represents a transition to a holistic approach to opioid addiction that is a departure for law enforcement agencie...

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