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Fentanyl crisis: Brandon Reed is one of many lives lost to the deadly drug in Kentucky and across the US

Kentucky surpassed 2,000 drug overdose deaths in a single year for the first time ever, according to a newly released report. The Kentucky Office of Drug Control Policy says fentanyl was identified in 73% of overdose deaths in 2021.


Appalachia HIDTA Program Overview

Appalachia Hidta

The Appalachia HIDTA mission is to enhance and coordinate drug enforcement efforts of local, state and federal law enforcement agencies within areas designated as High Intensity Drug Trafficking Areas by pursuing the disruption/dismantlement of Drug Trafficking Organizations, particularly as it relates to the specific drug threat of the Appalachian region.


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