According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, there were roughly 75,000 synthetic opioid overdose deaths in 2022, with fentanyl being a main culprit.

Gov. Gavin Newsom announced on Friday a public safety partnership including the California Highway Patrol, California National Guard and other organizations intended to disrupt fentanyl trafficking in San Francisco.

The partnership  which will include the CHP, National Guard, San Francisco Police Department and the San Francisco District Attorney’s Office – will focus on assisting the city dismantle fentanyl trafficking and disrupting the supply of the opioid in the city by "holding the operators of large-scale drug trafficking operations accountable," according to a statement from the governor's office.

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