Sessions: War On Opioids Is Winnable

LOUISVILLE, Ky. -- The nation's top cop says Kentucky's war on opioids is his top priority.

Speaking to law enforcement officers at the U.S. Attorney's Office in Louisville, Attorney General Jeff Sessions called the war on opioids "winnable" and is prepared to put the full force of the Department of Justice in action.

Sessions says as part of that action he's surging DEA agents for the next 45 days to go after doctors and pharmacists who are over-prescribing opioids, which he calls the source of the problem.

He says attacking the opioid trade will also bring down violent crime, things he says go hand in hand.

Sessions also said he had received a briefing from the Louisville FBI office on the Marshall County shooting and offered any resources necessary for the investigation.


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