Illinois parents testify before Congress on fentanyl crisis

ByABC7 Chicago Digital Team WLS logo
Wednesday, April 17, 2024
IL parents testify before Congress on fentanyl crisis
Illinois Doctor Laura Berman testified before Congress on the fentanyl crisis.

CHICAGO (WLS) -- A congressional hearing took place on Capitol Hill detailing a new investigation into the fentanyl crisis.

The bipartisan committee is expected to unveil an investigation into the Chinese Communist Party's alleged complicity in the fentanyl epidemic and the motives behind it.

The hearing included testimony from Illinois Doctor Laura Berman. Her son, Sammy died of fentanyl poisoning in 2021. He bought prescription pills laced with the drug on snapchat.

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Sammy's father, Sam Chapman, joined ABC7 to talk about China's role in the fentanyl crisis and how Sammy's Law can help.

For more information on the hearing, click here.