‘Operation Fight Fentanyl’ public forum in Greenup County
Attorney General Daniel Cameron’s “Operation Fight Fentanyl” series of public forums continues today at Greenbo Lake State Resort Park. Bryan Hubbard, chair and executive director of the Kentucky Opioid Abatement Advisory Commission, said the presentation will include a look back at how the Fentanyl crisis began.
“If we date the onset of the epidemic or the approval of OxyContin to 1996, we are now in our 27th year of this epidemic. And what began as a prescription opioid crisis has now evolved into an illicit Fentanyl crisis.”
Hubbard said there’s a substantial likelihood every substance available on the street is tainted with the potentially deadly Fentanyl. He said there’s been plenty of public input at the first four forums – and the stakes are extraordinarily high.
“This is an existential crisis that is impacting our state in a way that is far more lethal than anything that we have faced in the history of the opioid epidemic. This is a new and deadly chapter, which places us much closer to the beginning of this problem than the end.”
Cameron will be joined by members of the judicial, law enforcement and prosecutorial professions. The public forum begins at 1 p.m.
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