Morrisey held Town Hall meeting in Parkersburg

WTAP News @ 5 - W.Va. AG says fentanyl prevalent drug in state
Published: Jul. 19, 2021 at 4:51 PM EDT
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On Monday Attorney General Patrick Morrisey held a Town Hall meeting discussing some of the things his office is looking into. It was open to the public and other elected officials attended as well.

Some of the topics that were discussed included the continued drug problem in the area, what he calls President Biden’s overreach, and the impact on jobs and consumer protection.

Other community members in attendance, including Delegate Roger Conley, spoke about the drug treatment facilities...primarily where to put them and who to allow in them.

The message was clear that the community wants to clean up the streets, and they are not against getting people the help they need or against drug treatment facilities...they are against having them in their own backyards.

Attorney General Patrick Morrisey says fentanyl is making its way into West Virginia in large amounts from the southwest-enough that it’s considered the most prevalent drug in the area.

Morrisey has made news lately for opposing a proposed court settlement with drug manufacturer Purdue-Pharma, a financial settlement that, according to Morrisey, would be distributed according to state populations.

But he says it’s the distribution of fentanyl that’s of greatest concern.

”We’re seeing it from most of the law enforcement officials around West Virginia,” Morrisey said in a visit to Parkersburg Monday, “so we have to make sure we plug the holes in as well. That’s something my office is looking at, and we’re trying to collaborate with local law enforcement on.”

This and other topics are likely to be covered at a town hall meeting the Attorney General is holding this evening.

It starts at 6:00 at the Judge Donald F. Black Annex on Market Street in downtown Parkersburg.


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