Mt. Vernon Fire Chief Talks About Opioid Epidemic and Its Local Effects

Mt. Vernon Fire Chief Talks About Opioid Epidemic and Its Local Effects

MT. VERNON — The drug epidemic across America continues to be a growing problem and can even cause scary situations for emergency responders. That is what happened at one overdose situation in January in Jefferson County.

Mt. Vernon Fire Chief Kevin Sargent talks about the incident that happened on January 17th.

Sargent says all levels of government are trying to tackle the issue. But right now, solving it has been the challenge.

Sargent appeared as a guest on the Southern Illinois Insider heard every Sunday on AM 940, 96.5 FM, and on 94.1 FM.

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