ACLU Wants WCH To Stop Charging Addicts Revived With Naloxone

Mar 29, 2017

Washington Court House Police Chief Brian Hottinger says the goal of criminally charging drug users revived with naloxone is to help those addicts.

Hottinger says his community is grasping at straws when it comes to battling the opioid epidemic. The Ohio chapter of the American Civil Liberties Union  has sent Hottinger a letter asking for the practice to stop. Spokesperson Elizabeth Bonham says it makes no sense to punish people looking for help.

Bonham says 12 people have been charged since February. Hottinger says the ACLU's request will be reviewed.