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STATE OFFICIALS ARE TOUTING EFFORTS TO FIGHT THE OPIOID EPIDEMIC IN ILLINOIS VIA THE MAIL.
 
GOVERNOR BRUCE RAUNER VISITED THE CHICAGO INTERNATIONAL MAILING FACILITY AT O’HARE AIRPORT TO CHECK OUT CUSTOMS AND BORDER PROTECTION PROCEDURES FOR DETECTING DRUGS. HE SAYS NEARLY TWO THOUSAND PEOPLE DIED OF OPIOID OVERDOSES LAST YEAR IN ILLINOIS…OFTEN BECAUSE THE DRUGS WERE LACED WITH FENTANYL.
 
 
THE CHICAGO I-M-F IS USING A COMBINATION OF ADVANCED TECHNOLOGIES AND K-9 UNITS TO TARGET PACKAGES WITH FENTANYL.

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