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Nebraska trooper at White House Wednesday

Posted: 12:21 PM, Oct 24, 2018
Updated: 2018-10-25 15:23:31Z

A Nebraska State Trooper is at the White House as the country's battle against opioid abuse moves forward. 

Trooper Sam Mortensen represented the state when President Trump signed a new set of opioid bills Wednesday afternoon. Congress passed the package earlier this month. 

Mortensen was specifically honored by the president for his role in making the largest fentanyl bust in state history earlier this year. 

The laws will help states track opioid prescriptions, change rules for mothers in treatment, have Medicaid fun more types of treatment and allow the FDA to establish prescription guidelines.