Board forms committee to conduct anti-fentanyl campaign

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Riverside County District Attorney Mike Hestrin Valley News/Shane Gibson
By PAUL YOUNG City News Service The Board of Supervisors today approved formation of a multi-agency committee that will be tasked with developing strategies to deter use of the potentially lethal synthetic opioid fentanyl, which has claimed hundreds of lives in Riverside County. “This drug is off the charts as far as opioids go,” board Chair Karen Spiegel said. “We need to work as a team to bring some stoppage to this escalating issue.” The committee will be comprised of more than a half-dozen agencies, including the county's Emergency Management, Probation, Sheriff's and Public Social Services departments and the District Attorney's Office. District Attorney Mike Hestrin and Sheriff Chad Bianco announced in February that they would be working closely to crack down on fentanyl
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