Ariz. Republicans Sound Alarm Over Fentanyl Flowing From Border

Arizona Republican state legislators said Thursday the rise in fentanyl deaths in the state is deeply concerning and called for more resources to support law enforcement and greater education on life-saving effort giving naloxone to overdose patients to keep them from dying.

  • Opioid overdoses, which commonly stem from fentanyl, result in over five deaths daily in Arizona, according to the state’s Department of Health Services.
  • “We need to take swift action to deal with what is happening to combat it,” said state Rep. Steve Montenegro, who is the Chairman of the House Health & Human Services Committee, said.
  • Hobbs’s proposed budget cuts to the state’s Border Strike Force, The Center Square reported.