South Dakota Attorney General Marty Jackley has joined 38 other Attorneys General in asking Congressional Leadership to pass the Combating Illicit Xylazine Act.
Xylazine is a veterinary medicine used to sedate and relieve pain in animals. When mixed with opioids and fentanyl, it can be become dangerous when used by humans. There has been a surge in overdose deaths nationwide tied to the drug.
Jackley says Xylazine has been found in some fentanyl tests that have been conducted recently in South Dakota. He says this new threat has now reached our communities.
The letter to the Congressional Leadership was sent on behalf of the participating Attorneys General by the National Association of Attorneys General.
The act would provide ways to combat the illicit use and trafficking of the drug.
May 23, 2023