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DeKalb Cmdr. Steve Lekkas said people often have the mentality that they might get into trouble if they call the police to report an overdose, so they don't provide all of the necessary details or clean up the scene before officers arrive.
In response to this, Lekkas talked about an amnesty law that recently was passed that will prevent someone from being charged with possession, depending on the amount of drugs being carried, if he or she calls 911 to report an overdose.
“It's important that we're putting a lot of attention to a very important topic that's kind of been in the dark for a long time,” Lekkas said.