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Posted on: June 20, 2019

[ARCHIVED] Chairman Koenig speaks in Las Vegas on opioid crisis

County Commission Chairman John Koenig joined various lawmakers and law enforcement at a press conference Monday in Las Vegas announcing a new Nevada Attorney General lawsuit against 40 defendants responsible for the opioid crisis in Nevada.

Koenig told the assembled media that Nevada’s rural communities typically see the highest rates of opioid abuse yet have fewer resources to combat the problem.

“We just don’t have the facilities or the money to take care of it,” Koenig said Monday.

Please see Chairman Koenig's prepared statement on opioid crisis (PDF)

The press conference was host by State Attorney General Aaron Ford. Koenig joined Ford at the podium along with Clark County Commission Chair Marilyn Kirkpatrick and Clark County Sheriff Joesph Lombardo.

Pahrump Valley Times article on the new state lawsuit and press conference.

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