WASHINGTON, DC – Today, Congressman Bryan Steil (WI-01) hosted a roundtable focused on fighting fentanyl in Wisconsin to help keep our communities safe. During the roundtable, U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP), leaders from Racine County, including the Sheriff’s Department, District Attorney’s Office, County Executive’s Office, and High Intensity Drug Trafficking Area (HIDTA) discussed what they are seeing regarding fentanyl related substances in Wisconsin and across the United States.
“To stop fentanyl overdose deaths, we need to secure the border, fund law enforcement, and make fentanyl related substances a permanent Schedule I drug. It is imperative that we are working to keep fentanyl related substances from coming into our community. The reality of fentanyl is shocking, particularly as too many victims never know they are even taking it. I will continue to work with partners at the local, state, and federal level to keep our communities safe,” said Rep. Bryan Steil.
Attendees at the roundtable included:
Congressman Bryan Steil
U.S. Customs and Border Protection Director of Field Operations LaFonda Sutton-Burke
North Central HIDTA Deputy Director Scott Albrecht
Racine County Sheriff Christopher Schmaling
Racine County District Attorney Patricia Hanson
Racine County Sheriff’s Deputy Emil Oritz
Racine County Executive Jonathan Delagrave
To read a recent letter Congressman Steil sent with 116 Members of Congress urging the Administration take action to stop the flow of fentanyl coming from China and across our southern border, click here.
To watch a live stream of the roundtable, click here.