State Senators Consider Tougher Penalties For Fentanyl Trafficking

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State lawmakers are considering stiffened penalties for selling drugs laced with fentanyl.

Current state law calls for five to 40 years in prison and a fine of up to $50,000.

Republican State Senator Glen Womack wants to raise the minimum sentence to eight years, the maximum to 43 years, and a doubling of the fine.

GOP Senator Bodi White wants a ten year minimum and a 45 year maximum.

The committee discussing the bill adopted White's amendment.

The bill now awaits full approval on the Senate floor.

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