"Matt Godbey, Cheryl Godbey, Ruben Flores and Jessica Flores stood behind Maryland political leaders as they signed a bill Thursday that the family wishes they’d never had a vested interest in.
But they do.
Senate Bill 539, signed into law Thursday, allows prosecutors to seek an additional 10 years for drug dealers who knowingly sell fentanyl — a drug 50 to 100 times more potent than heroin — and its analogs." ... See MoreSee Less
"A combined law enforcement effort led to the arrests of 18 residents in four Maryland counties and one Delaware county, one of whom is believed to have been heavily involved in a large scale distribution of opioids in the region." ... See MoreSee Less
(Pikesville, MD) – A combined law enforcement effort led to the arrests of 18 residents in four Maryland counties and one Delaware county, one of whom is believed to have been heavily involved in a large scale distribution of opioids in the region.
Yesterday, Clay Stamp, executive director of the Opioid Operational Command Center, joined Governor Larry Hogan for a bill signing ceremony in the State House.
The governor signed the following bills to strengthen the state’s response to Maryland’s heroin and opioid crisis: - 2017 Heroin and Opioid Prevention, Treatment, and Enforcement Initiative legislation, which includes The Prescriber Limits Act of 2017 (HB 1432) and the Distribution of Opioids Resulting in Death Act (SB 539) - Heroin and Opioid Prevention Effort (HOPE) and Treatment Act of 2017 (HB 1329/SB 967), including the Overdose Prevention Act - The Start Talking Maryland Act (HB 1082/SB 1060)
Executive Director, Glenn Fueston, attended and spoke at the Carroll County Drug Overdose and Prevention Vigil Tuesday night. Over 150 people attended the event to remember lost loved ones and have an open discussion on the problem of addiction.The keynote speaker was former Major League Baseball star, Darryl Strawberry, who spoke about this own journey from addiction to recovery.