Two key ingredients came together for Shannon McCarty to get off drugs in late 2017: connections and timing.
“The police showed up because they said they got a call that we were shooting up in the car,” Shannon said.
Everett police officer, Inci Yarkut walked up to window of the car where Shannon was living.
“I explained who I was and what my role in the police department was,” Yarkut said, and she gave Shannon a business card. “[I] said, ‘Hey, if there’s something that we can do for you — because I think there are things that we can do for you, that we can help you — give me a call.”
That connection would prove vital for Shannon to get off heroin and meth. And the timing was right for her as well.