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Senator Hassan Joins New Hampshire National Guard for Counterdrug Program Briefing

Senator Hassan Also Saw NH National Guard’s New Lakota Helicopter

Senator Hassan with NH National Guard

CONCORD – Today, U.S. Senator Maggie Hassan joined the New Hampshire National Guard for a briefing about its Counterdrug Program at the Army Aviation Support Facility. The Counterdrug Program supports law enforcement narcotics investigations across New Hampshire. Senator Hassan additionally saw the New Hampshire National Guard’s new Lakota helicopter and heard about its potential use for enhancing drug interdiction efforts. Senator Hassan was also joined by David Suckling, Chief of Police of the Alexandria Police Department for today’s event.

“I am grateful for the work that the New Hampshire National Guard does to support law enforcement agencies across the state in stopping the trafficking of fentanyl and other deadly drugs,” said Senator Hassan. “The New Hampshire National Guard’s new Lakota helicopter is an important resource in its joint mission with local law enforcement to keep our communities in New Hampshire safe.”

Senator Hassan has led efforts to stop fentanyl trafficking. Earlier this week, Senator Hassan and colleagues’ FEND Off Fentanyl Act, which targets the illicit fentanyl supply chain and will impose sanctions on fentanyl traffickers, was signed into law. Last month, Senator Hassan’s bipartisan END FENTANYL Act, which will help Customs and Border Protection crack down on fentanyl trafficking at the border, was signed into law. Senator Hassan also worked with her colleagues to pass into law the bipartisan INTERDICT Act, which has provided Customs and Border Protection with additional tools to help detect and intercept fentanyl and other illegal synthetic opioids.