Monday, December 9, 2013

Louisville C-J: Lawmaker urging tougher law for heroin dealing

A northern Kentucky legislator is calling for tougher jail penalties for heroin dealing, but treatment advocates argued that harsher criminal punishments don’t help with the problem of addiction.Sen. John Schickel’s proposal would impose harsher sentences for heroin trafficking, and a person would be charged with first-degree trafficking if they knowingly sold any amount of heroin.
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