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NV Sheriffs' And Chiefs' Association Tells Sen. Heller They Oppose Allowing Drug Importation

NV Sheriffs' And Chiefs' Association Tells Sen. Heller They Oppose Allowing Drug Importation


September 23, 2017:

This letter to the editor by Troy Tanner was published in The Spectrum on September 21, 2017. Mr. Tanner is President of the Nevada Sheriffs’ and Chiefs’ Association formed in 1953, a professional association dedicated to the cooperation and understanding of all law enforcement agencies in the State of Nevada.

 

Stand Opposed, Sen. Heller

Dear Sen. Heller:

 

The Nevada Sheriffs’ and Chiefs’ Association formed in 1953, is a professional association dedicated to the cooperation and understanding of all law enforcement agencies in the State of Nevada. It has come to our attention that the Senate is considering S.469, a bill which would amend the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act to allow for the importation of foreign drugs into the United States without going through the FDA approval process.

We along with other law enforcement associations strongly oppose this legislation. It is our belief this bill will dramatically increase the flow on illicit prescription drugs into the United States.

Passage of this bill would open the door to increased amounts of counterfeit prescription drugs many of which could contain fentanyl resulting in an increase in overdoses and death. We further believe this would add to the continuing opioid epidemic facing our nation.

We strongly urge you to oppose this proposed legislation.

Troy Tanner

Mesquite Police Chief

President, Nevada Sheriffs' and Chiefs' Association

Mesquite

 

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