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Tuesday: Revamped Effort In Duluth's Drug Fight

Ryan Juntti
Updated: February 14, 2020 03:42 PM

Many people fight addiction in the Northland.

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"I had used drugs and alcohol since a young age," Jonathan Reznick told WDIO News.

New efforts aimed a rehabilitation rather than jail time for drug offenders.

The Lake Superior Drug and Violent Crime Task Force has brought in a new diversion investigator, who is in the process of implementing a diversion program. 

"We're putting more tools in our tool belt to deal with the problems that we have here in our community," said Lake Superior Drug and Violent Crime Task Force Commander Lt. Jeff Kazel.

The diversion program will help bolster the rehabilitation efforts that treatment courts in the area are already providing.

"Most of our folks who have been through the prison side or the jail side will tell you this is harder," said District Court Judge Shaun Floerke.

"For me, it was an opportunity to start new," said Reznick.

We'll show you what's being done in the Northland and how it is working.  Tuesday, Following ABC's "For Life," on WDIO News at Ten.

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