NC Attorney General, WECT host opioid town hall meeting

Updated: Oct. 24, 2019 at 4:05 PM EDT
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WILMINGTON, N.C. (WECT) - North Carolina’s attorney general partnered with WECT to host a town hall meeting Thursday on the opioid crisis.

The open discussion took place in the Wilmington City Council chambers.

Video of the meeting can be seen below:

The N.C. Attorney General and several local leaders joined WECT for a town hall meeting on the opioid crisis today>>

Posted by WECT News on Thursday, October 24, 2019

Attorney General Josh Stein was joined by panelists, including New Hanover and Pender County district attorney Ben David and Wilmington’s police chief, Ralph Evangelous, to have a candid conversation about the opioid epidemic.

Stein has maintained his commitment to the opioid crisis. Two years ago, he took part in a similar discussion in Wilmington.

That same year, his office helped draft proposed legislation that would set a limit on how many pills could be prescribed to patients. Governor Roy Cooper signed the STOP Act into law on June 29, 2017.

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