Macomb County Sheriff's Department shines a bright light on drug abuse.

The Sheriff's Department decided to participate in the 'Police Lip Sync Challenge' and they put there own twist on it...the video starts off fun, but turns incredibly serious. The video highlights the opioid epidemic plaguing not only their area, but what is happening all around our country.

Sgt. Renee Yax, who put together the project, told the Detroit Free Press...

While the fun lip sync challenge videos produced by law enforcement are wonderful, I wanted to do something different. Something that would send a message.With the county's significant opioid epidemic and record number of overdose deaths last year at 380, we wanted to try to bring light to it.

In fact, the numbers are shocking, according to Sgt. Yax...

From 2015 to the present, Macomb County deputies have used Narcan 236 times, with 162 saves.

The video has been a smashing hit with 56,000 shares, 20,000 reactions and 3,500 comments. So, what makes this video so powerful? Katie Donovan, executive vice president of Families Against Narcotics said it best...

"Their courage and bravery, (the video) was something outside the box."

And Katie knows first hand the effects of drugs. Her daughter has been fighting a drug addiction for almost 10 years, and was saved by Macomb County Sheriff's with Narcan

I think the video is very powerful and it's message so very important.

WARNING: this video contains drug use


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