|April 1, 2023|
“Death in Disguise”: Dangers of fentanyl
RIVERSIDE – (INT) - A collaborative public outreach education campaign to address the ongoing fentanyl crisis in the Inland Empire was launched Thursday.
The new program includes the wide release of a public service announcement in conjunction with an engagement program that will target schools and community groups across Riverside and San Bernardino counties.
“The fentanyl epidemic has targeted our youth, devastating families and scarring communities,” said United States Attorney Martin Estrada. “It is therefore critical that we continue our educational, outreach, and enforcement efforts with our law enforcement partners.”
“At the rates we are seeing, if a fentanyl poisoning hasn’t affected you personally, it soon will,” said San Bernardino County District Attorney Jason Anderson. There’s not a community, family, or person that is immune from the dangers of fentanyl,” he said.
“Fentanyl is a deadly drug that is devastating our community,” underscored Riverside County District Attorney Mike Hestrin.
The outreach campaign is part of the law enforcement arsenal to address the fentanyl crisis.
The campaign was announced at a news conference Thursday in Riverside.
Story Date: February 1, 2023