WASHINGTON— U.S. Senator Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA), tweeted the following statement after a record amount of fentanyl was seized in a joint effort by the Tangipahoa Parish Sheriff’s Office, the Livingston Parish Sheriff’s Office, the Hammond Police Department, and Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA):
“Incredible work by sheriffs in Tangipahoa & Livingston Parishes, Hammond PD, & DEA. Their hard work is saving lives & I’m going to keep working to make sure they have the resources & tools they need to end the opioid epidemic & make our communities safer.”
Earlier this year, Cassidy helped introduce legislation to fight the opioid epidemic by instituting harsher prison sentences for fentanyl traffickers and dealers. The legislation is part of Cassidy’s comprehensive “Safer Families, Healthier Communities” strategy addressing crime and the opioid epidemic in Louisiana and across the country.