Franklin County

Opioids And A Teddy Bear: Ten Years Of Drug Court

Oct 17, 2019
PAIGE PFLEGER / SIDE EFFECTS PUBLIC MEDIA.

At first glance, the people inside Franklin County Municipal Court room 13C have little in common. There’s a man in cutoff jean shorts with tattooed arms. Behind him sits a younger woman with freckles who looks like she came from soccer practice.

The group is bound together by circumstance: All were addicted to opioids and got in trouble with the law.