Was Texas The State Most Impacted By Drug Trafficking In 2017?

Our weekly check-in with the Texas Truth-O-Meter.

By Alexandra HartJune 26, 2019 11:21 am,

Earlier this month, after a Senate hearing on federal efforts against drug abuse and trafficking, Texas Sen. John Cornyn shared a series of tweets, regarding drug overdoses. Cornyn claimed Texas was one of the states most severely impacted by drug trafficking because of the state’s high number of drug overdoses.

Is that a fact? Madlin Mekelburg of the Politifact Texas fact-checking team based at the Austin American-Statesman has the answer.

Hear how Cornyn’s claim scored in the player above.