Crown Politics

In Maine visit, Sessions promotes federal plan to crack down on fentanyl dealers

Attorney General Jeff Sessions appeared in Portland Friday to promote a federal push to prosecute suspected fentanyl dealers in parts of the country especially hard hit by the opioid crisis.

Session came to Maine’s largest city to repeat a Thursday announcement that U.S. Department of Justice is deploying attorneys to charge anyone believed to be selling the synthetic opioid. But he was met by crowd of protesters incensed over the Trump administration’s’ immigration policies.

Fentanyl has accounted for a growing share of the Maine’s overdose deaths in recent years, and the state is among 10 areas that will be receiving an additional prosecutor as part of the federal initiative.

To read the rest of “In Maine visit, Sessions promotes federal plan to crack down on fentanyl dealers,” an article by contributing Bangor Daily News staff writer Jake Bleiberg, please follow this link to the BDN online.

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