Pasco County Sheriff's Office takes new approach to combat opioid crisis

The I-Team joined the sheriff's office's Behavioral Health Intervention Team (BHIT) as it proactively passed out Narcan, a medication that reverses opioid overdoses, to communities in need. “I’m just stopping by to give you some more supplies just in case," Cpl. Ricardo Ortiz told a woman working the front desk at a Pasco County hotel, handing over several boxes of Narcan. The Behavioral Health Intervention Team was formed three years ago, growing from six to 16 detectives, to connect people with mental health and substance abuse resources.