fentanyl-abuse

A woman, Jackie Springer of Shippensburg, looks at a picture of her son, Austin Springer, as she talks about his death from overdosing on fentanyl.

Mastriano pitches 25-year mandatory sentences for fentanyl dealers in fatal overdose cases

BY: - June 27, 2022

With parents whose children died of fentanyl overdoses, Republican gubernatorial nominee Doug Mastriano proposed 25-year mandatory minimum sentences for dealers who provide deadly overdoses of the drug

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How the pandemic spread fentanyl across the U.S, causing overdose deaths to spike | Analysis

BY: - November 24, 2021

Fentanyl and fentanyl analogs were responsible for almost two-thirds of the overdose deaths recorded in the 12 months ending in April 2021.

DePasquale to Legislature: Legalize fentanyl test strips

BY: - October 16, 2019

Pennsylvania should join two other states and Washington, D.C. in legalizing fentanyl test strips, Auditor General Eugene DePasquale said Wednesday. The strips let people test for the presence of fentanyl — a synthetic opioid 50 times stronger than heroin — in drugs they possess. DePasquale called them “the best preventative measure available so far” to […]

Pa.’s Pat Toomey teams with Senate Democratic leader Chuck Schumer on fentanyl bill

BY: - April 5, 2019

The bill would get tough on fentanyl imports and manufacturing from China.

State Sen. Mike Regan wants tough mandatory sentences for fentanyl dealers. Opponents say it’s a ‘step back’ in the failed ‘War on Drugs’

BY: - March 3, 2019

It’s been four years since the state Supreme Court invalidated the state’s mandatory minimum sentences for drug offenses, wiping them all from state statues in a 3-2 ruling. The decision conformed with broader criminal justice reforms sweeping the nation, which sought to remedy the harsh sentencing laws and high incarceration rates that proliferated during the […]

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This is why Pa. needs tougher mandatory sentences to fight fentanyl abuse | Opinion

BY: - February 28, 2019

It is time we take serious action to get not only the dealers but the actual fentanyl off our streets.