FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Attorney General Brad Schimel recently met with local law enforcement and county officials in Eau Claire to discuss public safety issues – including the opioid and methamphetamine epidemics. Keeping Wisconsin local and state officials communicating, and on the same page, has always been a top priority for Schimel. That’s why he has held 68 public safety roundtables across the Badger State this year.
Here’s what you may have missed:
ABC 18:“Attorney General Brad Schimel talked to a room of area law enforcement and county officials about issues the county may be facing. Topics of discussion focused on meth and opioid abuse, mental health and homelessness in the area. Schimel touched on the state-wide efforts to combat some of the issues, such as the ‘Dose of Reality’ campaign and the ‘kNOw Meth’ campaign, but Schimel said prevention starts in the home.”
Leader-Telegram:“Schimel said the meth problem still isn’t as prevalent in Milwaukee and Madison as it is in northwest Wisconsin. ‘People are rightfully very concerned about the opioid epidemic in the southern part of the state. I’ve had a hard time getting people to pay attention because we aren’t seeing a lot of people dying from overdoses,’ Schimel said. With other drugs, Schimel said addicts can get people clean and sober…. The hearing in Eau Claire was attended by several members of law enforcement, along with Eau Claire County Judge John Manydeeds and state Rep. Warren Petryk, R-Town of Pleasant Valley.”