"They were reckless, they were intentional," said Baltimore City solicitor Andrew Davis on Wednesday.
Baltimore is suing opioid manufactures and distributors for costs associated with the opioid epidemic.
City Solicitor Andrew Davis announced the lawsuit, which was filed in state circuit court on Wednesday, at the mayor's weekly press conference.
The suit claims the opioid manufactures and companies misled patients about the dangers of their products.
"They were reckless, they were intentional," Davis said. "It was marketing, it was greed and we're going to try to hold them accountable for the harm that they've caused to Baltimore city."
The city is seeking reimbursement for funds spent on helping people who have overdosed in the city in past years.
You can read the full complaint on the city's law department's website.