Support for Senator Portman’s bipartisan Synthetics Trafficking & Overdose Prevention (STOP) Act continues to build in Ohio and across the country. Today, the Fraternal Order of Police urged support for the bill, saying:

“The legislation will close the loophole and allow CBP to effectively enforce customs laws that will stop the flow of deadly synthetic drugs into our communities from China. Law enforcement is always the first on the scene of an overdose and our members have seen far too many lives destroyed by this terrible epidemic. This bill will help prevent more synthetic drugs being trafficked into our communities.”

Portman introduced the bipartisan bill with Senator Amy Klobuchar (D-MN) to help stop dangerous synthetic drugs like fentanyl and carfentanil from being shipped through our borders to drug traffickers here in the United States. Bipartisan companion legislation has also been introduced in the House. As he did in the fight to get his bipartisan Comprehensive Addiction and Recovery Act (CARA) signed into law, Portman is working to pass the STOP Act through Congress so the president can sign it into law. As he raises awareness on the national stage and continues to tour Ohio meeting with those on the front lines of the addiction epidemic, support for this critically important legislation continues to grow.

The Ohio Fraternal Order of Police hasalso endorsed the bill.  See the full letter of endorsement from the National Fraternal Order of Police here.