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States Attorney Comments on Drug Problem with Sentencing

May 12th, 2022 by WCBC Radio

According to the latest data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, in 2021 there were over 100,000 fatal drug overdoses in the United States. Maryland among the state seeing an increase in opioid and fentanyl-related deaths last year with Allegany County having some of the worst numbers in the state. Stopping the flow of drugs coming into the region would go a long way toward helping to solve the problem- however Allegany County States Attorney James Elliot said that won’t be easy given that the General Assembly has failed to pass legislation calling for tougher sentences…