MURPHY TO CALL FOR EMERGENCY FUNDS TO COMBAT OPIOID EPIDEMIC, MEET WITH NEW LONDON MAYOR & LOCAL POLICE DEPARTMENTS
This article was published on: 05/12/16 8:51 PM by Mike Minarsky
NEW LONDON — Tomorrow, as Connecticut continues to be ravaged by the growing opioid epidemic, U.S. Senator Chris Murphy (D-Conn.) will visit Ledge Light Health District – a state-operated community health organization – with New London Mayor Michael Passero, New London Deputy Chief of Police Peter Reichard, Groton Chief of Police Louis J. Fusaro, Jr., and New London Former Police Captain Kenneth Edwards Jr. to listen to the needs and concerns of local law enforcement and community agencies as they work to combat the heroin and opioid epidemic. Murphy is calling for $240 million in emergency funding to help local law enforcement agencies nationwide improve coordination and to stop the illegal distribution of heroin and prescription opioids.
Deaths caused by drug overdoses have skyrocketed in Connecticut. In 2015, more than 720 Connecticut residents died from drug overdoses, including 415 heroin-related deaths.
WHEN: Friday, May 13th at 12pm
WHERE: Ledge Light Health District
Lower level conference room
216 Broad Street
New London, CT