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WASHINGTON, D.C. – This week, Congressman Neal Dunn (FL-02) introduced H. Res. 39, a resolution expressing the sense of the House of Representatives that illicit fentanyl-related substances are a Weapon of Mass Destruction (WMD) and should be classified as such. 

“Florida’s Second Congressional District lost too many lives to fentanyl-related substance overdoses in 2022,” said Congressman Neal Dunn, M.D. “The House must recognize this dangerous drug for what it really is – a Weapon of Mass Destruction. Fentanyl-related substances are tearing families and communities apart, and we must do whatever we can to help law enforcement get them off the streets.”

H. Res. 39 is a part of Congressman Dunn’s five-point plan to address the fentanyl crisis. Designating fentanyl-related substances as WMDs will make it easier to police trafficking worldwide and free up additional resources for law enforcement domestically.

Congressman Dunn actively works with local, state, and national law enforcement, plus many community leaders, to address this deadly epidemic. All these groups enthusiastically support this legislation. Last Congress and again this session, the Congressman sponsored bills that place all fentanyl-related substances as a class into Schedule I of the Controlled Substances Act. A schedule I controlled substance has no currently accepted medical value and is subject to strict regulatory controls plus administrative, civil, and criminal penalties under the Controlled Substances Act.