COLUMBUS—State Representative Robert Sprague (R-Findlay) recently took part in a panel discussion at Ohio Northern University regarding the state’s opioid crisis, which is impacting communities across Ohio.
Rep. Sprague joined Hardin County Prosecutor Bradford Bailey and Hardin County Sheriff Keith Everhart to talk to students and members of the ONU Federalist Society, part of the Pettit College of Law, about their perspectives on the opioid epidemic. During the event, Rep. Sprague discussed the legislature’s efforts to curtail the drug crisis, which has included initiatives to halt pill mills, increase access to naloxone, provide funding to local communities for treatment plans, and educate students and parents about the dangers associated with drug use.
“If in Ohio we are going to be ground zero for the opioid problem, as Ohioans we need to be ground zero for the solution as well,” Rep. Sprague said. “That is incumbent on all of us, whether at the state level or local level or even federal level..... it’s something we need to work together on.”
The Federalist Society for Law and Public Policy Studies, which has chapters at colleges around the country, is a student organization that includes conservatives and libertarians reviewing needed reforms in America’s legal system within the context of the U.S. Constitution. The organization hosts a variety of events and forums to bring together members of the legal profession, the judiciary, law school and academia.