‘This poison is killing Montanans’: Task force fentanyl seizures up nearly 11,000% in Montana since 2019

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According to a press release from the Montana attorney general, task forces in the Rocky Mountain High Intensity Drug Trafficking Area seized nearly three times as much fentanyl in 2022 as they did in 2021, but the 2022 figure is nearly 11,000% higher than the 2019 level.

The figures from six task forces “are not all inclusive of drugs seized by all law enforcement in the state,” according to the press release.

“The amount of illegal fentanyl crossing the southern border has increased dramatically. Montanans are dying as a result of this poison “According to the press release, Montana Attorney General Austin Knudsen said. “Our narcotics agents and troopers are intercepting more fentanyl than ever before, but we need more tools and resources to keep it out of our communities.”

Knudsen has called for drug cartels to be designated as terrorist organizations, saying in an interview with Chris Cuomo on NewsNation that the cartels are “undermining our country” and “poisoning our citizens.”