Morris County authorities are desperately trying to stop the rise in fatal drug overdoses throughout the county.
Brad Seabury, the Morris County chief assistant prosecutor, recently spoke at a Morris County summit on opiate addiction and recovery. Seabury told the audience that he has seen far too many grieving parents in the aftermath of a fatal drug overdose. According to data presented at the conference, there were at least 62 fatal opiate overdoses in Morris County in 2016 and there have already been 11 fatal overdoses in 2017.
Morris County law enforcement, including police officers and prosecutors, have responded to the prescription drug abuse epidemic by cracking down on prescription drug offenses. Whether it’s a drug addict unlawfully possessing prescription painkillers without a valid prescription, a drug user committing prescription fraud by forging prescriptions or stealing prescription pads, or a doctor who fails to properly evaluate patients before prescribing medication, anyone committing a prescription drug crime in Morris County NJ can expect severe penalties if they are caught.
Seabury highlighted the commitment of Morris County prosecutors to stopping prescription drug abuse by stating that law enforcement will be “attacking” the problem.
For more information, read the NJ.com article, “Heroin, Prescription Drug Overdoses Continue to Rise in Morris County.”