- Associated Press - Tuesday, June 14, 2016

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) - Kentucky Attorney General Andy Beshear has been named co-chairman of a group of law enforcement officials that battles substance abuse.

Beshear will serve on the Substance Abuse Committee of the National Association of Attorneys General.

A release from the Attorney General’s office says the committee works with law enforcement, prosecutors and community leaders to battle the drug epidemic.

Beshear will co-chair the committee with Florida Attorney General Pam Bondi. His term begins July 1. He calls Kentucky’s drug epidemic “the biggest issue facing our state, families and communities.”

Beshear recently spoke at the National Rx Drug Abuse & Heroin Summit in Atlanta about Kentucky’s fight against the scourge of drugs.

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