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Episode 4 - Law and Addiction

Enforcement and the Drug Courts

How do we respond to this public health crisis? In the fourth episode of the six-part TV series, WDSE-WRPT focused on law enforcement and the drug courts. In this episode, we hear from different levels and agencies of law enforcement; from the Duluth Police Chief to the Commander of the Lake Superior Drug and Violent Crime Task Force to a Drug Enforcement Administration Special Agent with Duluth under their jurisdiction, etc...

List of interviewees for fourth episode:

  • Ken Solek, DEA Special Agent
  • Mike Tusken, Duluth Police Chief
  • Dana Letica, DPD Police Officer
  • Duluth Police Lt. Jeff Kazel, Commander of the Lake Superior Drug and Violent Crime Task Force
  • Kellen Davis, Addiction Councilor
  • Mark Reinholtz, Addiction Councilor
  • Valerie Zhawendaagozikwe
  • Allissa Penney
  • Lynn Hall

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Duluth Police Department Officer Dana Letica takes us deeper into the day to day of how police are called to action...

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On this digital short sponsored by the Cloquet Community Memorial Hospital, Lt. Jeff Kazel, the commander of the...

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"You have to remember: that lowest level person, if they are getting two or three doses, that could be two or three...

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Opioids: Crisis in the Northland is a new television and digital project from WDSE · WRPT that addresses many facets of the opioid epidemic in our region in order to encourage conversations and solutions around this devastating issue. Learn more...

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