PPH reports “Maine senators seek help against heroin epidemic on two fronts.”
“U.S. Sens. Susan Collins and Angus King brought Maine’s heroin problem to Capitol Hill this week, looking to bolster both the military’s efforts to stem the supply of the drug and treatment professionals’ work to curb demand.
King on Wednesday raised the issue at a Senate Armed Services Committee hearing, pressing the admiral nominated to lead the armed forces of the U.S. Southern Command about what more the military might do to stop importation of the deadly drug.
Collins on Tuesday asked a panel of treatment experts what more the federal government could do to bring together law enforcement and treatment options along the lines of Scarborough’s Operation HOPE or Project Save ME in Oxford County, in which users can turn themselves in without fear of arrest and police and their partners will try to locate drug treatment for them.
Collins, a member of the Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee, requested the hearing on opioid abuse in America to raise awareness among fellow legislators about the issue and possible solutions.
“There is increasing interest on Capitol Hill on really tackling this problem because more and more senators are hearing from law enforcement in particular from their states that they can’t solve this problem by just arresting all the people who are using drugs,” Collins said Friday in a statement. “There needs to be a more coordinated approach to the issue.”
Like many other rural states, heroin addiction is surging in Maine.
Read more HERE.
Is this another “looks good-feels good” to the public?
Former Governor Angus was hand-delivered this video. He did nothing!
The assistance of Senator Susan Collins was sought in obtaining a full investigation into criminal activity. She did nothing!
On Mon, Sep 22, 2014 at 4:27 PM, Goodwin, Cathy (Collins) wrote:
After you came to the office last week, Ashley and I reviewed the materials you gave to her. It is clear that this is a criminal matter and our office cannot be involved in any way due to the separation of powers established by the United States Constitution. We appreciate having you inform us of this situation, but there is nothing more we can do in regards to this matter.
State Office Representative
U.S. Senator Susan M. Collins
York County State Office
160 Main St. Suite 103
Biddeford, ME 04005
Who is BSing whom?
Are the people awakened?