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Fentanyl Flow Hitting Western Maryland

February 8th, 2022 by WCBC Radio

Last November Congressman David Trone  spent four days in Mexico City and El Paso, Texas on a fact-finding mission to see what the United States can do to stop the flow of synthetic opioids. Trone led members of the Commission on Combating Synthetic Opioid Trafficking, which he co-chairs, on the trip.Trone, whose nephew died after using fentanyl in 2016, came away from the mission realizing the problem is “remarkably worse than we thought, and I had low expectations to start.” The Maryland Democrat told The Greater Cumberland Committee at February’s meeting that the flow of fentanyl coming in through the Southern Border has to be addressed. He says his Sixth District, which includes all of Western Maryland, is among the hardest hit.…