AG Sessions in Harrisburg to announce opioid crisis

He announced $20 million in grants

HARRISBURG, Pa. - U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions visited Harrisburg on Friday to address the nation's opioid crisis with members of law enforcement.

Sessions told the group that the United States must face the "stark reality" of the country's opioid crisis, noting a 20 percent increase in overdose deaths between 2013 and 2015.

"We must make progress for those currently afflicted and those who have yet to be caught in the grip of this powerful addiction," he said.

Sessions announced $20 million in grants to help public health and law enforcement agencies fight addiction to heroin and prescription opioids.

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