Fentanyl press conference

U.S. Sen. Steve Daines speaks Friday outside of Four Corners regarding the rise in fentanyl-related deaths and drug seizures.

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The presence of fentanyl, a highly addictive and lethal drug, has been on the rise in Montana.

Law enforcement in Montana has seized nearly twice as much fentanyl in the first six months of this year than during the past three years combined, said Gov. Greg Gianforte on Friday.

Gianforte, the Republican members of Montana’s congressional delegation and law enforcement officials spoke about the emerging fentanyl crisis in Montana during a press conference held Friday in a field outside of Four Corners.


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