Today on NEWSChannel 2 at Noon, we’ll begin our four-part, day-long series on the opioid crisis in the Mohawk Valley.
NEWSChannel 2 reporter Joleen Ferris will give an unfiltered look at the ugly epidemic affecting all segments of society. You’ll hear from addicts who came back from the brink of death and will be in recovery for the rest of their lives, and from law enforcement, on the front lines, fighting daily to keep the beast at bay.
Part one of “Overdosed in the Mohawk Valley” airs at 12 p.m. Tuesday and will show you what police are up against every day in this battle, and the tools they’re using to fight it.
Part two airs on the Live at Five Newshour and looks at how heroin and opioids are ravaging the Oneida County Jail and its budget – and you won’t believe the most common way people are getting the drug into the Oneida County Jail.
Part three on NEWSChannel 2 at 6 p.m. features addicts sharing their stories, and part four on NEWSChannel 2 at 11 p.m. looks at prevention and treatment.
A phone bank will be open from 4-6:30 p.m. Tuesday to answer questions you may have about the local opioid crisis. You can call 315-624-0325 to hear from local experts, and there will also be a live web chat during that time at wktv.com/news/opioidcrisis.