FARMERSBURG, Ind. (WTWO/WAWV) – The U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of Indiana, Zachary Myers, was in the Wabash Valley on Tuesday.

He’s meeting with local law enforcement to discuss efforts to crack down on drug trafficking.
In particular, Myers said the entire country is suffering from a wave of fentanyl and fentanyl-driven fatal overdoses.

Myers also said drug trafficking is an international business that uses any means, including our highways, to bring drugs into the community. Myers noted that’s why federal, state, and local law enforcement agencies are working together to stop the drugs as they come in and identify traffickers.

“Federal law enforcement plays a vital role in holding these individuals accountable and keeping the drug dealers who we prosecute off the streets but we need to work together with the community to spread education about the dangers of fentanyl and other drugs and to help make sure people are getting treatment and access to that, that we’re supporting our love ones who are suffering from substance abuse disorder,” Myers

Myers warns the public that authorities are often seeing counterfeit pills containing a lethal dose of fentanyl and adds that just two milligrams of fentanyl, or bout the tip of a pencil, can be fatal.