Tougher Penalties For Fentanyl Under Consideration at The Legislature

Tougher penalties for possession and use of Fentanyl, as overdose deaths continue to climb, are under consideration. Mark Jackson president of the Nevada District Attorney’s Association, and the Douglas County D-A, supports tougher penalties saying no other illicit drug has the same type of effect on our communities. Since 2020, drug overdoses are now linked to more than 100,000 deaths a year in the U-S, with about two-thirds of them fentanyl-related. A bill supported by Nevada Attorney general Aaron Ford would impose 20 year penalties for possession, manufacturing or transporting 4 grams of Fentanyl.