Sheriff Jones admitted this during an interview on the opioid epidemic in Ohio, a State that has suffered so many deaths from overdoses that at least one county is using cold storage trailers as additions to their morgues.
Mr. Jones claims that he is against using Narcan because overdose victims, “[when] revived, they are often violent and are almost never happy to see the police.
The reporter, Keith BieryGolick was so troubled by the Sheriff’s admission, he re-asks him about his Narcan policy.
“Wait,” I asked, “so your deputies don’t carry Narcan?”
“They never carried it,” he said. “Nor will they. That’s my stance.”
The sheriff explained that safety is his concern. When people who overdose are revived, they are often violent and are almost never happy to see the police.
Still, sheriff’s deputies in surrounding Warren, Clermont and Hamilton counties carry the opioid overdose reversal drug.
“We’re not winning,” Jones said, discussing the heroin epidemic.”
The Sheriff, apart from lacking empathy for drug users, was also a public supporter of the Trump campaign during the 2016 Election Campaign. Mr. Jones spoke on then-candidate Trump’s behalf while he was in Ohio.