Gov. Snyder

Gov. Rick Snyder signed an executive directive on August 15 forming a new Council on Opioid and Prescription Drug Enforcement and named Lt. Gov. Brian Calley as its chair.

In a statement, Snyder said the council will work to develop and maintain relationships between local, state and federal agencies that work in enforcing laws and rules relating to prescription drugs.

“The council will open up the lines of communication and allow for a better use of resources while working to reduce opioid abuse and prevent addiction from occurring in the first place,” Snyder said.

Calley will lead the council along with the directors of the Michigan Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs and the Department of State Police. The U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration will also coordinate with the council as well as other state and local agencies.