Yesterday, Utah Attorney General Sean Reyes and US DEA District Agent in Charge for the State of Utah Brian Besser welcomed US Senator Mike Lee as the newest member of the Utah Opioid Task Force. Senator Lee will join AG Reyes and DAC Besser as a co-chair of the task force.
During the meeting, they also announced the following:
- The Utah Attorney General’s Office will issue a request for information (RFI) in the ongoing investigation into the role of opioid manufacturers and distributors in causing and exacerbating the opioid epidemic. The RFI is a step towards filing a lawsuit against manufacturers and distributors.
- In conjunction with the DEA’s 360 Program, the Utah AGO, Senator Lee’s Office, and the DEA will partner to host a large fall conference on solutions to the opioid epidemic.
- An update on the Utah Take Back Initiative and its success in collecting unwanted, unused, and expired prescription drugs.
You can watch the entire press conference here: https://www.facebook.com/UtahAttorneyGeneral/videos/2159878794028451/.