In March, the Frankfort Police Department will begin to treat every drug overdose as a crime scene in an effort to find and convict drug dealers.
According to new overdose guidelines, officers will first respond to the overdose in a medical sense. And if an opioid was involved, they’ll administer the overdose-reversal drug naloxone.
Then, officers will collect evidence and statements from the scene to help build criminal cases against drug dealers.
Deputy Chief Scott Shoemaker says he’s confident most victims won’t cooperate, so police will dig deeper.