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Wednesday, November 1, 2017

Statement by Attorney General Sessions on Fentanyl Safety Recommendations for First Responders

Attorney General Sessions released the following statement on Fentanyl Safety Recommendations for First Responders release by the White House today:

“Members of law enforcement and other first responders protect American families from deadly drugs like fentanyl each day,” Attorney General Jeff Sessions said.  “But these drugs put first responders at risk too, since even trace amounts of fentanyl can be lethal.  Today’s recommendations will help protect the lives of those who protect us and make it easier for them to do their jobs.  I want to thank President Trump for his leadership on this issue, which is critical to supporting law enforcement officers throughout the country.”

Press Release Number: 
17-1230
Updated November 1, 2017