Today, Utah Attorney General Sean D. Reyes delivered remarks at the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) Utah Family Summit. The event, hosted by federal and state law enforcement, focuses on family members who have lost a loved one to addiction.
As a result of social media, illicit drugs are easier to access than ever before. DEA officials report that Utah is constantly delivered deadly Fentanyl, produced in uncontrolled situations without proper sanitation.
Attorney General Reyes briefed the group on his efforts to hold pharmaceutical opioid manufacturers and distributors accountable for the opioid epidemic affecting families nationwide. Utah will receive over $300 million in settlements for opioid abatement and treatment.
AG Reyes said his office will continue to hold those responsible for selling these drugs accountable and will continue to work closely with the DEA and other agencies.
“Please don’t leave without hope; things are looking up in the state of Utah,” AG Reyes said.