CUMBERLAND GAP — The Stand in the Gap Coalition (SIGCO) said Monday that progress is being made in the war on drugs in the Cumberlands.

One year into SIGCO’s effort to bring a coalition of district attorneys, county leaders and state lawmakers to the table in an 11-county region of the rural Cumberlands, the group met Saturday in Cumberland Gap in the latest of what has become regular meetings involving a number of players in the war on drugs.

Dan Spurlock, a commercial pilot and former Marine, facilitated Saturday’s meeting, likening the war on drugs in East Tennessee to his time in the military.

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