LOOKING FOR ANSWERS: Rep. Dan Newhouse, center, met with the parents of two brothers killed by products laced with illicit fentanyl.

Last Wednesday, March 15, Rep. Dan Newhouse (R-WA) held a roundtable at the Greater Yakima Chamber of Commerce to discuss the fentanyl crisis plaguing our communities and his new legislation, the William and James Wonacott Act of 2023. He was joined by Andrew and Brandi Wonacott, other parents of fentanyl victims from Central Washington, members of law enforcement, medical professionals, and community leaders who are all on the frontlines fighting the fentanyl crisis.

“The fentanyl crisis has impacted far too many families in our communities, just like the Wonacott family,” said Newhouse. “Thank you to Andrew and Brandi for reaching out to me to bring awareness to this issue and for being a strong voice for their two sons. To honor William and James, this crucial legislation will hold dealers and distributors accountable. Together, we can bring forth real solutions to confront the fentanyl crisis that is plaguing every corner of our communities.”