TBI Holds Media Day At Headquarters

Posted at 6:20 PM, Oct 13, 2017
and last updated 2017-10-13 19:21:17-04

The possibility of more resources made available to fight Tennessee's opioid abuse had the director of the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation optimistic about the future.

Mark Gwyn discussed the epidemic during a media event at TBI headquarters Friday.

Gywn said last month a legislative task force recommended adding 25 agents to the TBI in the next year.

He said the additional staffing would make a big difference in getting the problem under control.

"They will be spread all across the state, in a strike force method, if we see a large number of overdoses, I can send in multiple agents, which I can't do right now," said Gwyn.

As part of the media day, the TBI also offered tours of the Fusion Center and Mobile Command Center to help explain what agents face out in the field.