The District Attorney's Office says 998 people in Knox County have lost their lives to the opioid crisis since 2016. As of Friday, 189 people had died of suspected overdoses this year.

Nearly 1,000 people have died of suspected overdoses in Knox County since 2016

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I've thought about this and

I've thought about this and it is hard to fathom. Based on the data in the article there are 5 deaths per week due to "suspected overdoses." So very sad.

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The Executive Inn on Chapman

The Executive Inn on Chapman Highway... had 20 OD calls, figures show. It's also not unusual for police to be called there for fights, suicides and dead bodies, according to records.

This motel backs up to the beautiful Lindbergh Forest neighborhood in South Knoxville. I wonder what the residents reactions are to all of this activity.

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