Lt. Governor Boyd Rutherford Launches Heroin And Opioid Emergency Task Force Website

Heroin The Future is Now

ANNAPOLIS, MD – Lt. Governor Boyd Rutherford today launched a dedicated section on his official state website for the Maryland Heroin and Opioid Emergency Task Force. The new website comes ahead of the Task Force’s first Regional Summit in Cecil County on Tuesday, March 17.

“The purpose of the website is to provide the public with information on who makes up our task force, the work they are doing, and how Marylanders can get involved with their efforts and participate in our regional summits,” said Paul Beatty, spokesman for the Lt. Governor. “We will hold a summit in each region of the state. Getting the public’s input on this crisis and hearing from people who have been affected by the disease of addiction is vital to the success of our task force.”


The Heroin and Opioid Emergency Task Force and the Inter-Agency Heroin and Opioid Coordinating Council were created last month through executive orders signed by Governor Hogan. The governor tasked Lt. Governor Rutherford with the job of bringing together stakeholders to combat the heroin epidemic in Maryland.

The Heroin and Opioid Emergency Task Force is comprised of addiction experts, law enforcement, medical professionals, and government officials.

The Heroin and Opioid Emergency Task Force website can be found at:

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