"Last year, over 800 babies were born in this state, drug addicted. If that isn't a damned scary figure, then I don't know what is," states Maine's Commissioner of Public Safety, John Morris.
Morris goes on to explain that a "reasonable percentage" of those babies were addicted to Methadone.
Commissioner Morris says he's working with Governor Paul LePage to produce a Governor's bill for the legislature's consideration in January. The recommendations will address a variety of negative impacts the state is experiencing, brought on by the significant drug use and abuse in Maine.