By JAKE ZUCKERMAN
CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Attorney General Patrick Morrisey on Tuesday proposed legislation to combat the opioid crisis centered on hiring new State Police troopers and changing certain opioid prescribing practices.
Morrisey called for the addition of 150 troopers and 50 investigators to the State Police. Morrisey said a current shortfall of troopers is leaving the state’s borders exposed to people bringing in illicit drugs.
Though Morrisey drafted a piece of legislation, he said he does not yet have any sponsors lined up to introduce it as a bill, and that it might come to the Legislature in separate pieces.
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