Attorney General Sessions in Lexington Thursday

03/13/2018 03:55 PM

LEXINGTON- Attorney General Jeff Sessions will travel to Lexington Thursday to meet with families of overdose victims and deliver remarks on the opioid epidemic.

Sessions will hold a roundtable with families of victims, before delivering a speech at the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Eastern District of Kentucky.

Session was in Louisville on January 30 delivering similar remarks .

Kentucky is one of the states hit hardest by the opioid epidemic. With more than 1,400 people dying of overdoses in 2016. From 2012 through 2016, 5,821 people have died from opioid overdoses. Nationally, the CDC reports 42,000 people died from opioid overdoses last year.

Kentucky Attorney General Andy Beshears has filed four lawsuit against opioid distributors for their role in the epidemic, most recently filing a suit against AmerisourceBergen.

Michon Lindstrom

Michon is a producer for Pure Politics. Michon comes to Kentucky from Springfield, Illinois where she served as the statehouse reporter for the NBC affiliate. During her time in the Land of Lincoln she covered the state’s two year budget impasse and the largest school funding overall in Illinois history. Pure Politics airs weeknights at 7 and 11:30 on Spectrum News. Follow Michon on Twitter at @MichonLindstrom or reach her by email at michon.lindstrom@charter.com

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