Operation Blues Brothers
U.S. Attorney’s Office, District of Columbia Press Conference - November 20, 2023
DEA Administrator Anne Milgram Remarks as Prepared
Fentanyl is the greatest threat to Americans today. It is devastating families across our country and killing Americans from all walks of life. And it is the leading cause of death for Americans between the ages of 18 and 45.
That hit home for us here in Washington D.C. on April 6, 2021. On that day, a young woman named Diamond Lynch took a pill—one pill—and died almost immediately. That pill looked like a Percocet but it was not; it was fentanyl. Diamond Lynch was 20 years old at the time. She was planning her son’s 1-year old birthday party when she was killed.