Amid opioid crisis, grant aims to reduce overdoses and drug related crime in Baton Rouge

The Advocate - The East Baton Rouge Parish District Attorney's Office is starting work on a new grant aimed at reducing the death toll from the nation's opioid epidemic, which hasn't spared the Baton Rouge area of both fatal overdoses and drug related homicides. 

District Attorney Hillar Moore III said the ultimate goal is to get drugs off the streets without throwing addicts in jail — "making better cases against dealers and connecting users with services."