Governor Newsom Focusing National Guard to Battle Drug Trafficking

California is expanding the National Guard mission to battle the opioid and fentanyl crisis. Governor Gavin Newsom was at the San Ysidro Port of Entry along the border in San Diego during his State of the State tour, saying the National Guard has already seen a 600-percent increase in the amount of fentanyl seized in California. The Governor says the state is going to expand efforts to crack down on drug trafficking and manufacture it’s own supply of Naloxone, the medication that can reverse a fentanyl overdose. Governor Newsom is proposing $96 million in the upcoming budget for medication and testing, including $79 million for the Naloxone distribution project.