“Community members in Gray have long been concerned that opening a methadone clinic in Gray Commons Professional Park would increase crime in the area.
News Channel 11 took a deeper look at methadone clinics in Knoxville to see what types of crimes are being committed in the surrounding area and whether or not police have seen an increase in crime rates around the city’s two methadone clinics.
Knoxville Police Captain Don Jones is Knoxville’s West District Commander and oversees the area where the two methadone clinics are located. He said the clinics have been open for about five years and police have not seen many problems. Captain Jones said, “We’ve not seen any spike in crime in the businesses around that area. Do we have calls there? Yes, they actually have their security people call us if somebody that’s not supposed to be on their property wanders down there.”
Source: WJHL.com – August 22, 2016