Fake Pills, Real Fentanyl, and Major Crimes: A Look Inside Northampton County’s New Initiatives

WDIY Article

For this episode of The El-Chaar Chronicles, Karen El-Chaar welcomes Northampton County Executive Lamont McClure and Kathleen Jiorle, Northampton County Drug and Alcohol Administrator to talk about the new Fake Is Real campaign, which aims to raise awareness about fentanyl-laced and counterfeit prescription pills.

Then, Karen speaks with Northampton County District Attorney Terry Houck about the county’s recently-announced Major Crimes Task Force, a collaborative effort aimed at tackling complex crimes, as well as the brand new Northampton County Child Exploitation and Human Trafficking Task Force.

The El-Chaar Chronicles looks at topics less talked about in the Lehigh Valley. New episodes air periodically on Thursdays from 6:00 to 6:30 PM following All Things Considered.

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(Original air-date: 3/30/23)

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