Local officials gathered alongside family members of those impacted by the fentanyl crisis in Suffolk County on Wednesday.

District Attorney Ray Tierney held Suffolk County’s first-ever fentanyl summit and was joined by legislators, medical professionals, and members of law enforcement to show support for families of those impacted by fentanyl and to find solutions to the crisis. 

“Something has to change to help addicts,” added Susan Murray. “The system has to change as its not working.”

According to the DA’s office, there were 399 fentanyl overdoses in Suffolk County in 2022 and 366 in 2023. The DA is now pushing for a series of stiffer drug crime legislations to make their way through Albany, including one named after Murray’s daughter called Chelsey’s Law.

By Kiran Dhillon via PIX 11