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County to receive funds from nationwide opioid lawsuit

Crook County is set to benefit from a large-scale class action lawsuit against pharmaceutical companies who were involved in supplying opioids. The OneWyo opioid settlement is part of a nationwide settlement and is expected to net somewhere between $82,000 and $150,000 for this county.

County Attorney Joe Baron presented the memorandum of agreement (MOU) for the settlement to the county commissioners last week, telling them, “This is a class action against everybody.”

The “everybody” in question includes all the pharmaceutical supply chain participants who have “contributed to the opioid epide...