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City of Las Cruces, Doña Ana County to receive money from national opioid settlement

LAS CRUCES, New Mexico (KVIA) -- The City of Las Cruces is set to receive more than $9.8 million as part of a national opioid litigation settlement. The money will be paid by about a dozen companies that made, sold or distributed opioid painkillers.

At its September 11, 2023 work session, City Council learned that Las Cruces will receive almost $10 million through 2037.

Doña Ana County will receive almost $14.5 million, and Sunland Park, also a participant in the litigation, will receive almost $711,000.

ABC-7 spoke with city and county officials to learn how they intend to spend the money, whether it's to provide addiction support, or mental health resources for residents. You can learn more tonight on ABC-7 at 4, 5, 6, and 10.

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Leloba Seitshiro reports on ABC-7 at 5 and 6 p.m. weekdays.


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