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Princeton City Council passes resolution on opioids

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PRINCETON, WV (WVVA) -

The Princeton City Council held its annual monthly meeting Monday evening. 

Among the items addressed, a proclamation that might seem ceremonial but one that Mayor David Graham says is a tangible way of addressing the opioid problem in Princeton. 

The Council voted for a formal resolution declaring opiates a public nuisance. Graham says an attorney in Charleston advised them to formally adopt the resolution so the city can participate in a lawsuit by several other others against drug distributors.

"We have suffered great financial loss to our community, like our police department has," says Mayor David Graham. "Untold lives have been damaged and ruined. Lives lost in our community. If we are successful in this lawsuit, it will be earmarked for a specific program and reimbursement for losses we have taken."

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