Attorney General Sessions Issues Memo to U.S. Attorneys on the Use of Capital Punishment in Drug-Related Prosecutions

Department of JusticeOffice of Public AffairsFOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEWednesday, March 21, 2018Attorney General Sessions Issues Memo to U.S. Attorneys on the Use of Capital Punishment in Drug-Related ProsecutionsToday Attorney General Sessions issued the following memo to U.S. Attorneys providing guidance regarding the use of capital punishment in drug-related prosecutions:"The opioid epidemic has inflicted an unprecedented toll …

(LOUISVILLE, KY) Attorney General Sessions Delivers Remarks on Efforts to Reduce Violent Crime and Fight the Opioid Crisis

Attorney General Sessions Delivers Remarks on Efforts to Reduce Violent Crime and Fight the Opioid CrisisLouisville, KY - Tuesday, January 30, 2018Thank you, Russel for that introduction, for your leadership in this office, and for your service as an FBI Special Agent.  As a former senator, I am certain that your experience as a hostage …

Trump to declare national emergency on opioids months after initial promise

By Dan Merica, CNNUpdated 3:31 PM ET, Mon October 16, 2017Washington (CNN)President Donald Trump told reporters Monday that he would officially make a national emergency declaration to fight the opioid epidemic next week, a move he billed as a "major announcement."The measure comes after Trump, on the steps of his golf club in New Jersey, …

Beshear Announces Legal Firms Assisting AG’s Office in Litigation against ‘Contributors’ to Opioid Crisis

Terry Sebastian or Crystal Staley502-696-5300http://ag.ky.gov/ 700 Capitol Avenue, Suite 118FrankfortKY40601Agreement ensures state tax dollars not used for costs of litigationFRANKFORT, Ky. (Sept. 22, 2017) – Attorney General Andy Beshear today announced the legal team his office will partner with in the investigation and prospective litigation against drug manufacturers, distributors and retailers where there is evidence …

Lawmakers hear sobering account of opioid crisis

September 21, 2017Lawmakers hear sobering account of opioid crisisFRANKFORT – At one Kentucky hospital, people are actually bringing in heroin and shooting up with patients.That’s one example of the “very desperate situation” the opioid-abuse crisis has created, Kentucky Chamber of Commerce President Dave Adkisson said while testifying before a panel of state legislators yesterday in …

Gov. Bevin to Ceremonially Sign Legislation to Combat Opioid Epidemic Tomorrow

FRANKFORT, Ky. (Aug. 14, 2017) – Gov. Matt Bevin will be joined by state legislators in Frankfort on Tuesday, as he ceremonially signs three recently enacted measures aimed at combatting Kentucky’s opioid epidemic.House Bill 333, sponsored by Rep. Kim Moser, prevents physicians from prescribing more than a three-day supply of opioid painkillers (with some exceptions) …