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The Government is Failing on the Fentanyl Fight

| June 12, 2019

Three kilograms of fentanyl is enough to kill everyone on game day at Foxboro and the Garden combined. Yet three kilograms, or about six-and-a-half pounds, is how much fentanyl was confiscated from three Boston drug traffickers arrested a few weeks ago as part of a sprawling law enforcement investigation.

You probably didn't even hear about these arrests, despite the potentially tremendous tragedies they averted. That’s a sign of how pervasive the opioid epidemic remains in our region, despite years of efforts to turn the tide....

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For Academic Citation: Kayyem, Juliette.“The Government is Failing on the Fentanyl Fight.” The Boston Globe, June 12, 2019.

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Juliette Kayyem