Marie Waldron, State Assemblymember — The devastation caused by the drug fentanyl has skyrocketed throughout the United States. In San Diego County alone, accidental fentanyl overdose deaths rose by 33% in 2020. Fentanyl seizures along our southern border have increased by 89% from 2019 to 2020.
We must do more to stop the flow of this destructive drug into California!
This session, I am co-authoring legislation to establish the Anti-Fentanyl Abuse Task Force to analyze this growing crisis and identify real solutions to address it. Overdose response teams will also be created to combat the growing number of overdoses in our community.
Better treatment for victims of fentanyl and stricter penalties for criminals who sell it are both necessary to fighting this drug. To learn more about the fentanyl crisis and what’s being done about it, visit my website here.
Marie Waldron, Assemblymember, 75th District
Assemblymember Marie Waldron, R-Valley Center, represents the 75th Assembly District in the California Legislature, which includes the communities of Bonsall, Escondido, Fallbrook, Hidden Meadows, Pala, Palomar Mountain, Pauma Valley, Rainbow, San Marcos, Temecula, Valley Center and Vista.
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