We must address the fentanyl crisis now

State Senator Kelly Seyarto, R-Murrieta, represents California's 32nd Senate District. Valley News/Courtesy photo
Kelly SeyartoSenator, California 32nd DistrictThe fentanyl crisis continues to devastate communities across California and the United States. In 2022, 28,765 pounds of fentanyl were seized in California, enough to kill the entire population of North America – twice. A fatal dose can be as little as two milligrams.Fentanyl poisoning is the leading cause of death for young adults in the US, surpassing suicides and car accidents. More must be done to deter the sale and trafficking of this deadly drug.My colleagues and I have introduced several bills that would help address this dire situation. Sadly, the following bills have all failed to pass through the Public Safety committee, only delaying the state’s response to the problem we are facing.Senate Bill 44, written by
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