- Associated Press - Tuesday, August 18, 2015

AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) - The chief justice of Maine’s highest court and the state’s attorney general will join nearly two dozen state and federal officials next week at Gov. Paul LePage’s summit on the drug crisis.

Maine Supreme Judicial Court Chief Justice Leigh Saufley and Attorney General Janet Mills are among several top officials expected to participate in the summit that LePage is holding on Aug. 26 to discuss strategies for combating the growing drug problem.

Others include U.S. Attorney Thomas Delahanty, Portland Police Chief Michael Sauschuck and Maine State Police Col. Robert Williams. Participants from the health care community include Daniel Coffey, president of Acadia Hospital, and Dr. Steve Diaz, chief medical officer at MaineGeneral Health.

LePage says he anticipates that they’ll be able to find solutions to improve Mainers’ health and safety.

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