Nevada Senate debates harsher fentanyl penalties in response to largest overdose crisis in US history

Posted on AllSides April 11th, 2023
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A Nevada state Senate committee heard two bills on Monday that could make it the latest state to significantly reduce the amount of fentanyl possession eligible for trafficking charges in response to the largest overdoses crisis in U.S. history. The debate has pitted law enforcement officials against harm reduction advocates and has implications for how the deadliest drug in America is prosecuted — and whether low-level users could be lumped in with the traffickers the lawmakers target. "I’ve had dreams, and frankly nightmares, over ensuring that in pursuit of this...

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