Roundtable discussion in Fargo works through opioid crisis in area

(Fargo, ND) -- Several of the area's local and statewide law enforcement and political offices are talking opioids and the effect they're having on...

October 22, 2022
5:20 PM

(Fargo, ND) -- Several of the area's local and statewide law enforcement and political offices are talking opioids and the effect they're having on the Red River Valley. Earlier this week, The North Dakota Highway Patrol and Fargo Police Department hosted a roundtable discussion about the opioid crisis in Fargo and surrounding areas. The goal was to reignite the conversation about opioids and related overdoses and strengthen relationships between entities working toward positive outcomes. Others who attended the roundtable discussion included: • Cass County Coroner's Office • Cass County Sheriff's Office • Cass County State's Attorney's Office • City of Fargo • City of West Fargo • Community Medical Services • Fargo Cass Public Health • Fargo Police Department • Midwest High Intensity Drug Trafficking Area • North Dakota Department of Health and Human Services • North Dakota Bureau of Criminal Investigation• North Dakota Highway Patrol • North Dakota House, District 46 • North Dakota Senate, District 11 • North Dakota Senate, District 13 • North Dakota Senate, District 27 • North Dakota Senate, District 44 • North Dakota State and Local Intelligence Center • North Dakota Office of the Governor • North Dakota Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation • North Dakota Office of Recovery Reinvented • North Dakota State University Upper Great Plains Transportation Institute • Southeast Human Service Center • State of North Dakota Courts • United States Drug Enforcement Administration • West Fargo Police Department 'Addressing overdoses takes strong partnerships between public safety and public health entities, including the entire criminal justice system which includes law enforcement, prosecutors, courts, and corrections,' said North Dakota Highway Patrol Colonel Brandon Solberg.