Blackburn Receives Update from FBI Director Wray on Combatting Opioids

July 23, 2019

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Senator Marsha Blackburn (R-Tenn.) questioned FBI Director Christopher Wray at the Senate Judiciary Committee hearing on “Oversight of the Federal Bureau of Investigation”. The Senator questioned Director Wray on the FBI’s efforts to combat the opioid crisis.

“The opioid crisis has really taken such a toll in Tennessee. We know now that it is more than double the deaths from homicide,” said Senator Blackburn. “Fifty medical professionals had an indictment issued by DOJ against them [for illegally distributing] 32 million pills…. When I talk to local law enforcement most of the crime that they’re dealing with has a nexus with the drug issue.”

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