Fentanyl Crisis




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Douglas County held this Telephone Townhall to discuss the Fentanyl crisis. This event featured Douglas County Commissioners Lori Thomas, Abe Laydon, and George Teal, District Attorney for Douglas County, John Kellner, Deputy Superintendent Andy Abner, Kirk McCarty, CEO and President of Sky Ridge Medical Center, and heads of local law-enforcement agencies. Topics of discussion included the inexpensive nature of Fentanyl, the dangers of Fentanyl in very small amounts and the number of overdoses seen in Douglas County this year. Hosts also fielded various questions regarding outreach in Douglas County schools, the root cause of increased drug use and how to protect police officers from coming in contact with Fentanyl.

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