Rep. Watson Attends Drug Control, Policy Panel in DC

Rep. Eric Watson represented Tennessee in a discussion on drug policy issues facing the nation, the Chattanoogan reports. Topics at the Washington, D.C. conference included opioid abuse and diversion, “smart on crime” initiatives, and intergovernmental strategies for states to partner with the Office of National Drug Control Policy. As chairman of the House Criminal Practice Committee, Rep. Watson oversees efforts to prevent illegal drug use in Tennessee communities, strengthen drug treatment services, disrupt domestic drug production and trafficking, and improve drug-related information systems.