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DAMON LAWRENCE/Roane Newspapers
Chief Deputy Tim Phillips addresses the Roane County Commission’s Sheriff’s Liaison Committee.
Experiment could save addicts

Roane County Sheriff’s Office Chief Deputy Tim Phillips once thought steel bars and barbed wire was the solution to crime. That’s not the case now.

“Fifteen years ago, I thought I could lock everybody up and save the world, and that’s not the answer,” Phillips told the Roane County Commission’s Sheriff’s Liaison Committee this week. “Now, if you got to lock somebody up that’s fine, but if we can help them, we need to help them.”