BRIDGEPORT, W.Va (WDTV) – U.S. Lawyers Bill Powell and Mike Stuart introduced, in a release Saturday, that the Department of Justice awarded $8,902,765 in grants to “fight drug abuse and addiction” in the Northern District of West Virginia.
“The addiction disaster has taken an enormous toll on America’s households and communities, eroding public wellbeing, threatening general public basic safety and boasting tens of countless numbers of life yr following 12 months,” reported Lawyer Basic William P. Barr in a assertion. “Through thorough actions taken by this administration, we have been ready to curtail the opioid epidemic, but new and potent drugs are presenting fantastic troubles that we will have to be ready to fulfill. The Justice Department’s sizeable investments in enforcement, reaction, and procedure will assistance us get over these worries and do the job in direction of liberating Us citizens from abuse and habit.”
The funds will be dispersed across 4 agencies in West Virginia:
- West Virginia Justice and Group Expert services – $6,223,284
- West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals – $1,349,953
- United Way of the River Towns – $690,553
- Authorized Aide of West Virginia – $638,975
“West Virginia is ground zero for battling this crisis. With the optimum overdose dying fee for each capita nationally for many years in a row, it is vital that those people in the mountain point out performing to fight this epidemic have the tools they need to enable provide individuals quantities down and save life. This funding will guide in that fight,” explained Powell.
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