Cecil Officials, Attorney General Discuss County’s Proposed Opioid and Addiction Initiatives

1198px-Seal_of_Cecil_County,_MarylandCecil County leadership met with Attorney General Brian Frosh to discuss the county’s priorities for collaboration on targeting opioid, methamphetamine, and e-cigarettes.

From the Cecil County press release:

Central to the discussion were settlement of the opioid litigation currently pending in federal court, mutual advocacy for increased State funding that would increase primary drug and e-cigarette use prevention, treatment for opioid and methamphetamine addiction as an alternative to incarceration, increased sentences for methamphetamine distribution, increased funding for in-patient drug treatment, increased funding for law enforcement and prosecution at the State of Maryland crime lab, and State legislation prohibiting the sale of flavored e-cigarettes throughout the State.

“I firmly believe that the criminal justice system and local government can break this malevolent cycle if adequate resources are committed to education, treatment and reintegration, as well as a complement and, in appropriate circumstances, as an alternative to, incarceration,” stated County Executive McCarthy.

Read the full press release for more information.