Brown County Sheriff and Rep. Mike Gallagher call on USPS to help combat fentanyl crisis
BROWN COUNTY, Wis. (WFRV) – After Brown County declared fentanyl as a community health crisis in January, the sheriff’s office is taking a big step to get the drug off the streets.
The office, along with 8th District Representative Mike Gallagher, is asking the United States Postal Service to assign a task force officer to intercept fentanyl being transported through the mail.
Gallagher says, “These drugs are still slipping through the cracks, and given just the high impact of a low quantity or low volume of these incredible portent drugs, it’s very difficult, which is why we need to do more to help this task force to fulfill its mission.”
60% of the fentanyl the county seized last year came through the mail. The Sheriff’s office hopes by adding a task force officer position, more arrests will be made in a timely fashion.