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Congressman Bryan Steil Hosts Roundtable to Discuss Fighting Fentanyl

According to a press release, yesterday Congressman Bryan Steil (WI-01) hosted a roundtable in Janesville focused on fighting fentanyl in Rock County and to discuss ways the federal government can help keep communities in Wisconsin safe. During the roundtable, leaders from the Rock County Sheriff’s Office, North Central High Intensity Drug Trafficking Areas (HIDTA), and local medical experts discussed the increase in illicit fentanyl being found in Rock County, and how law enforcement is working to keep these substances off Wisconsin’s streets. In Rock County, there were 47 overdose deaths from illicit fentanyl in 2021. 65% of overdose deaths are from fentanyl related substances. Other speakers at the roundtable included:

  • Rock County Sheriff Troy Knudson

  • North Central HIDTA Deputy Director Scott Albrecht

  • Chief Medical Examiner Dr. Agnieszka Rogalska

  • Deputy Zachary Anacker – Rock County Sheriff's Office

  • Amy Evans – Jail Re-Entry Specialist

  • Jeremy Duncan – Beloit Resident and Former RECAP Participant

Additional attendees included:

  • Chief Deputy Craig Strouse – Rock County Sheriff’s Office

  • Chief David Moore – City of Janesville Police Department

  • Chief Scott Marquardt – City of Milton Police Department

  • Chief Robert Kowalski – City of Edgerton Police Department

  • Chief Mike Schultz – Village of Clinton Police Department

  • Chief Thomas Kunkel – Towns of Fulton & Milton Police Department

  • Chief Brian Raupp – Village of Footville Police Department

  • Chief LeAnn Jones – Town of Beloit Police Department

  • Chief Scott Burdick Jr. – Village of Orfordville Police Department

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