A “diversion center” is set to open up later this month in an old work-release center at the Snohomish County jail.

It doesn’t look like much, but to those on the front lines of Snohomish County’s opioid epidemic, it’s a game changer.

“We’re super excited,” said Deputy Bud McCurry. “We’ve got clients on the streets who are ready and waiting to go to detox and treatment.”

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