Congress passes Sherrod Brown bill to buy fentanyl detection devices

Cleveland.com

WASHINGTON - The U.S. Senate on Thursday unanimously passed a bipartisan bill co-sponsored by Ohio Democratic Sen. Sherrod Brown that allocates $15 million for U.S. Customs and Border Protection to buy and use portable screening equipment to detect fentanyl before it enters the United States.

The legislation will provide customs and border patrol agents with additional drug screening devices at ports of entry, mail and express consignment facilities, more fixed chemical screening devices at its laboratories, and the personnel and scientists to interpret the screening test results.

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