Sat. Dec 9th, 2023
The first of 18 annual checks to be presented to Camden County government from a national opioid settlement with drug-makers was accepted at Thursdays County Commission meeting.
County Sheriff’s spokesman Sgt. Scott Hines says the money will go in part to law enforcement but the bulk will be will be directed towards aiding victims and funding treatment and abatement programs….“And this is the first check in a series of many. The amount it was, it was $125,000 and some change. And that that check, I think, was the first of 18.We’re supposed to get 18 for the next 18 years.”
The state has received a total 35 million dollars from the settlement.
And it comes with few legal fees involved because unlike most states involved in reaching the settlement – Attorney General Eric Schmitt chose to handle it internally rather than to hire outside lawyers.