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Sessions Cancels Kentucky Visit On Opioids To Address Bombing Suspect Arrest

Posted at 7:56 AM, Oct 27, 2018

(LEX 18) — U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions cancelled his planned trip to Kentucky on Friday while he addressed the arrest of a suspect in the attempted bomb attacks of high-profile political leaders.

Sessions was supposed to be in Kentucky to speak about battling the commonwealth’s opioid addiction crisis.

It was unclear when, or if, Sessions would reschedule his talk. However, his office made a related announcement.

The attorney general’s office is working with U.S. attorneys in five state — including Kentucky — to creat the Appalachian Regional Prescription Opioid Strike Force.

The new team will investigate and prosecute medical professionals involved in unlawful prescription and distribution of certain drugs.