Brown announces new bill to aid in fentanyl prevention

LIMA — U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown, D-Ohio, announced a new bill to aid in preventing fentanyl from “getting in communities.” According to a recent press release, the goal of the bill is to target the illicit fentanyl supply chain.

“Today we took an important step to protect our communities and keep fentanyl out of the country by passing my legislation that sanctions the chemical suppliers in China and the Mexican drug cartels trafficking this deadly drug,” Brown said in a press release. “Ohio families need action now to address the fentanyl crisis and the House must move quickly to pass this vital legislation to bolster our national security.”

The release also states the bill includes investments in Abrams tanks that assist Ukraine, built at Lima’s Joint Systems Manufacturing Center.