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Governor Little’s “Operation Esto Perpetua” Treasure Valley Roundtable Will Be Held At The Vendome Event Center In Weiser Idaho

Governor Little’s “Operation Esto Perpetua” Treasure Valley Roundtable will be held at the Vendome Event Center, 309 State St, Weiser, from 1:30 p.m to 4:00 p.m.

Public testimony is set to begin at 3:00 p.m. Members of the public are encouraged to attend and share their experiences with fentanyl and methamphetamine in the community.

Operation Esto Perpetua

Idaho faces a growing drug threat. Meth and fentanyl seizures have dramatically increased in Idaho and across the country, and parents need assurances their children will be safe.

“Operation Esto Perpetua” is our new strategy to do more to protect our communities. “Operation Esto Perpetua” brings together law enforcement and communities in new ways, to turn the tide and protect our

Objective

To meaningfully reduce the flow of fentanyl and methamphetamine into the State of Idaho.

Timeline and Structure

Next public meeting: TBD

Operation Esto Perpetua includes both a Law Enforcement Panel and a Citizens Action Group on Fentanyl. 

Beginning the week of March 14, 2022, the Citizens Action Group on Fentanyl will meet biweekly throughout the state over two months. The Governor’s Office will announce meeting details when they are available.

They will hear from local law enforcement as well as members of the public about their loved ones’ experiences with fentanyl and meth. 

The Citizens Action Group will take input and comments from the public at each stop.

After the Citizens Action Group completes its work, it will provide a report with recommendations, and then the Law Enforcement Panel will identify action items to make our communities safer.

The public may also submit comments about their loved ones’ experiences with fentanyl and meth by e-mailing Governor Little at governor@gov.idaho.gov.

Law Enforcement Panel

  • Idaho State Police: Colonel Kedrick Wills
  • Idaho Chiefs of Police Association: Pocatello Police Chief Roger Schei 
  • Idaho Sheriffs Association: Canyon County Sheriff Kieran Donahue
  • Governor’s Office of Drug Policy: Marianne King
  • Fraternal Order of the Police: Boise Police Detective Mike Miraglia 
  • Citizens Action Group on Fentanyl: Luke Malek

Citizens Action Group on Fentanyl

  • Idaho House of Representatives member: Speaker Scott Bedke
  • Idaho Senate member: Senator Abby Lee
  • City official: Coeur d’Alene Mayor Jim Hammond
  • County official: Custer County Commissioner Wayne Butts 
  • Tribal member: Shoshone-Paiute Tribe Chairman Brian Thomas 
  • Public member #1: Dana Kirkham, former mayor of Ammon, eastern Idaho mother
  • Public member #2: To be named
  • Public member #3: Luke Malek – Chair 
  • Ex officio: ISP Col. Kedrick Wills

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