Sheriff’s candidates look for solutions to drug epidemic

With all of the community focus on the opioid epidemic, we asked the three candidates for Bartholomew County Sheriff, what they believe the sheriff’s department’s role should be in fighting the crisis.

Incumbent Sheriff Matt Myers is facing retired deputy Rob Kittle and retired State Trooper Tami Watson in the May 8th Republican primary.

Kittle said that as sheriff he would concentrate on the law enforcement aspect.

Watson said you have to remove the demand to stem the tide

Myers said he has been impressed with the community’s multi-faceted approach.

No Democrats have yet filed for the sheriff’s race.

Matt Myers
Tami Watson
Rob Kittle