A sheriff in Idaho said Wednesday that his county was experiencing a crisis level of drug overdoses. He emphasized the importance of methamphetamine and fentanyl, which are both found at the southern border.
Canyon County Sheriff Kieran Donahue spoke out about how drug cartels are ruining his community.
“We are at crisis stage, quite honestly. We’ve never seen the number of seizures or the number of drugs, even methamphetamines, as high as we are seeing with fentanyl. He said that we are still dealing with the methamphetamine crises we have been in for many years.”
Donahue stated that he was in constant contact with the drug and has been hospitalized numerous times.
According to the sheriff, these cartels exist in every community throughout the United States.
“There’s not a single day that goes by without us dealing with someone connected with the Mexican cartels in our area and elsewhere throughout Idaho. He said, “We are at war against the cartels.”
Donahue described the attempts of cartels to kidnap Donahue’s 16-year-old daughter while he was on an FBI gang task force. Donahue said that the plot was stopped before it could be executed.
“My family’s been threatened by these gangs, by the cartel membership. They tried to kidnap my daughter years ago. She was 16 years old. Thankfully, that case got unraveled before it actually happened,” he explained.
Donahue concluded his remarks by calling DHS Secretary Mayorkas an “idiotic” for asserting that the southern border was secure. He also said that the administration is “hiding the truth” about the border.
It is absurd to believe that this border is secure and that we are safe within our communities. We are not. We are on the brink of total collapse.