Following Tuesday night’s closed session at the Northampton Board of Supervisors meeting, Supervisor John Coker made a motion for Northampton County to join Accomack County in its lawsuit against Purdue Pharma, the maker of OxyContin.

The motion was seconded by Oliver Bennett and passed unanimously.

Purdue Pharmaceuticals is in the process of declaring bankruptcy and it could be years before the county is able to receive money from the legal action.