The SCV Signal: Suzette Valladares | Drug Cartels Have Lobbyists and Legislators

Last month I wrote about the California State Senate Public Safety Committee’s failure to advance an important bill to help end the fentanyl crisis. This is part two to what has become the biggest public health and safety issue in California this year, and right now those who lobby for the drug cartels (yes, you read that correctly), are winning. 

If you Google “fentanyl deaths in L.A. County” you will see the L.A. County Public Health Department’s chart of “Accidental Overdose Deaths by SPA, 2018 to 2021.” On page three, there are green dots that nearly blanket all areas in Los Angeles County. 

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