Idaho Sheriff Sounds the Alarms on Increasing Overdoses in His County

On July 27, 2022, Idaho Sheriff Kieran Donahue said that his county is facing a “crisis level” of drug overdoses. Most notable of these overdose cases involve fentanyl and methamphetamine that is being transported across the southern border.

He went on Fox & Friends First” to discuss how drug cartels are wrecking his community. 

“We’re at a crisis stage, quite frankly. We have never seen the numbers of seizures and the amounts of any drug, including methamphetamine, like we’re seeing in fentanyl. And of course, we’re still dealing with the methamphetamine crisis we’ve been in for years,” he said to Carley Shimkus.

Donahue claims that there have been numerous hospitalizations of deputies simply for getting in contact with fentanyl. 

The sheriff added that these cartels are well-oiled machines that are present nationwide. 

“There is not a day or night goes by that we’re not dealing with someone associated with the Mexican cartels, at least in our community and communities throughout the state of Idaho. … We are at war with the cartels,” Donahue stated. The sheriff went on to talk about how cartels attempted to kidnap his then teenage daughter when he was working on an FBI gang task force. He noted that this kidnapping plot was foiled before it could get off the ground. 

“My family’s been threatened by these gangs, by the cartel membership. They tried to kidnap my daughter years ago. She was 16 years old. Thankfully, that case got unraveled before it actually happened,” Donahue commented. Donahue capped off his interview by labeling DHS Secretary Mayorkas statement that the southern border is secure as “idiotic.” In addition, he said that the Biden regime is “hiding from the truth” about what’s taking place at the border. 

“This is absolutely ridiculous to think this border is secure, that we’re safe in our communities. We are not. We are on the cusp of complete collapse.”

It’s not just border states that are feeling the impact of mass migration. 

States in the interior are taking a beating as well. Mass migration is one massive negative externality that spills over into the country’s interior. 

An America First approach to this issue, i.e. an immigration moratorium and a border shutdown, is 100% necessary to curtail the social destabilization brought about by mass migration. 

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