Drug dealer turned author talks Baltimore drug prevention

WMARPublished: July 18, 2017Updated: July 22, 2017
Published: July 18, 2017Updated: July 22, 2017

Kevin Shird says some of the smartest kids he's ever met in his life were from some of the toughest neighborhoods in Baltimore. He still sees them making the same bad choices he did as a young man growing up in the city. Shird wrote a book about his life called "Lessons of Redemption." It outlines his path from car thief, to drug dealer, to inmate and back. He says that as much talk as there is about the opioid crisis today, he still sees kids getting sucked into a life of crime.

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