Montana’s fentanyl crisis continues.
According to the state Department Of Justice, anti-drug task forces have seen twice as much fentanyl in the first three quarters of this year, as they’ve seen in the last four years.
Those numbers have the attention of the Gianforte administration, which is now proposing a huge financial investment over the next several years to combat the problem.
Montana Attorney General Austin Knudsen came to the Montana Highway Patrol Office in Billings Wednesday to talk public safety, bringing top people from the Montana Highway Patrol and the Division of Criminal Investigation.
There’s been quite an increase in a lot of crime, and a lot of that is around drugs, mainly with fentanyl.