FREDERICKSBURG, VA—Today, candidate for Lieutenant Governor of Virginia Bryce Reeves (R-Spotsylvania) visited with Fredericksburg City Sheriff Paul Higgs, Chief of Police David Nye, and many other Fredericksburg area Law Enforcement Officers to discuss the ongoing rise of heroin and drug abuse in the Commonwealth. Reeves has visited with several localities throughout the Commonwealth in efforts to combat the growing opioid crisis.
“I am committed to addressing this horrendous epidemic,” said Reeves. “Drugs are taking too many lives and we have to do everything we can to stop that.”
During today’s meeting, Reeves listened to the concerns facing Fredericksburg and discussed his idea of putting together a statewide task force to battle Virginia’s opioid epidemic.
Reeves added, “Fatal drug overdose has become the leading cause of accidental death here in Virginia and that is unacceptable. It’s going to take strong, dedicated leadership to build out a task force and put an end to this ongoing epidemic. As a former narcotics detective, I know I have the skills, knowledge, and leadership to fight this."