LEXINGTON– Attorney General Jeff Sessions will travel to Lexington Thursday to meet with families of overdose victims and deliver remarks on the opioid epidemic.
Sessions will hold a roundtable with families of victims, before delivering a speech at the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Eastern District of Kentucky.
Session was in Louisville on January 30 delivering similar remarks .
Kentucky is one of the states hit hardest by the opioid epidemic. With more than 1,400 people dying of overdoses in 2016. From 2012 through 2016, 5,821 people have died from opioid overdoses. Nationally, the CDC reports 42,000 people died from opioid overdoses last year.
Kentucky Attorney General Andy Beshears has filed four lawsuit against opioid distributors for their role in the epidemic, most recently filing a suit against AmerisourceBergen.