Lt. Ryan Phillips of the Wise County sheriff's office drives through Appalachia, Virginia, on Friday, Dec. 7, 2018. Phillips has seen the opioid epidemic up close as a law enforcement officer and life-long resident of Wise County. "I knew them [persons suffering addiction] before they got addicted, so I know they're not just some dope head," he said.
Lt. Ryan Phillips of the Wise County sheriff's office drives through Appalachia, Virginia, on Friday, Dec. 7, 2018. Phillips has seen the opioid epidemic up close as a law enforcement officer and life-long resident of Wise County. "I knew them [persons suffering addiction] before they got addicted, so I know they're not just some dope head," he said. - 
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