Sen. Marshall Calls Out Biden Administration for Allowing Record Amounts of Drugs to Pour into Kansas

(Washington, D.C., April 27, 2022) – U.S. Senator Roger Marshall, M.D. today at a press conference discussed the record amount of drugs coming across the southern border and making their way to Kansas under the Joe Biden Administration. The Senator called attention to the heartbreaking story of Kansan Cooper Davis – a teenager – who died last summer from a fentanyl overdose. A recent Kansas City Star article on his death stated, “Now drug traffickers are adding fentanyl to illegal drugs – much of it coming in from Mexico – to make them more potent and addictive. They don’t follow the rules of quality control. They’re criminals, not pharmacists.”

In President Joe Biden’s first 14 months in office, more than 12,000lbs of fentanyl was seized from these criminals at the southern border – much more made it over the border undetected. In the past three months, Kansas has seen more than 2,500 drug overdoses. Additionally, last month Wichita officers seized 7,000 fentanyl pills during a traffic stop. You may click HERE or on the image below for video of Senator Marshall’s remarks at today’s press conference. Of the growing drug crisis being further compounded by President Biden’s open border policies, Senator Marshall said in part,

“We’ve done over 90 town halls in Kansas now since being sworn in a little bit over a year ago, I can assure everyone that Kansans’ biggest concerns are inflation and the safety and security of their families. Their safety starts at this open southern border. I want to bring this issue home to Kansas… This is the front page of the Kansas City Star this weekend – two young men in the prime of their life, high school age boys that died from an overdose of fentanyl. We all should realize that a teaspoon of fentanyl could kill one or two thousand people…”