On a 4-to-2 vote the Wicomico County Council has voted to join a private lawsuit that goes after the pharmaceutical industry for the opioid crisis.
WBOC reports that the county will hire a private attorney in legal efforts against the opioid makers and distributors.
They hope to receive part of a settlement that would help local government fight opioid addiction.
Assistant Director of Administration Weston Young told the television station that every month officials get word of overdoses.
He said that the county would join a potential national class action law suit.