In the latest episode of “Get Local with Joe,” sheriffs Rob Snaza and Summer Scheyer met with Joe Kent to discuss crime, opioids, and the closure of the Larch Correctional Facility.
Lewis County Sheriff Rob Snaza said, “Fentanyl is coming directly from our southern border into our own communities. Time and time again, we see people losing their lives needlessly because of fentanyl overdoses. It’s frustrating to know that Democrats, including Marie Perez, have voted against securing our borders.”
Marie Perez voted against H.R. 2 the Secure the Border Act, legislation that would have provided funding for Border Patrol agents to stop the flow of fentanyl.
“It’s frustrating to know that Democrats, including Marie Perez, have voted against securing our borders,” the Sheriff added.
Washinton State plans to close Yacolt’s Larch Correction facility. Joe Kent asked Sheriff Scheyer how this would impact the community.
“The firefighters that Larch provides my community are so important,” Summer said. “I watched them work this summer. We had the Tunnel Five fire, it was devastating. Without those firefighters, we are going to be devastated.”
“Crime and the opioid epidemic are plaguing American communities, including right here in Washington’s Third District,” said Joe Kent. “Lethal drugs like fentanyl are being imported into the U.S. interior because of our porous southern border.”
Thank you to the Sheriffs for talking to Joe about the issues that matter in Washington’s Third District. To learn more about how crime and drugs are impacting the community and what solutions law enforcement is implementing, watch the video below: