Attorney General Sessions in Cleveland to address country’s opioid epidemic

Attorney General Sessions in Cleveland to address country's opioid epidemic

CLEVELAND, OH (WOIO) - U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions and other Department of Justice officials are expected in Cleveland Wednesday to discuss the country's deadly opioid crisis.

Sessions is scheduled to give remarks on the efforts to combat the epidemic during an event at the federal courthouse in Cleveland just after noon.

According to the Cuyahoga County Medical Examiner's Office, there were 822 overdose deaths in 2017. The synthetic opioid fentanyl accounts for a large portion of those deaths.

Stay with Cleveland 19 News for continuing coverage on the event featuring Attorney General Sessions.

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