Florida’s new law, which adds penalties for fentanyl, goes into effect October 1

TAMPA, Fla. (WFLA) – Florida has passed hundreds of bills approved by Gov. Ron DeSantis during the 2022 legislative session. One of the bills, which was due to go into effect later this year rather than being signed into law and will go into effect in early October, adds further penalties for crimes involving fentanyl and other drugs.

House Bill 95, entitled Controlled Substances, comes into effect on October 1st. According to the provisions of the draft law, prison terms and crime levels, such as It targets crimes related to fentanyl, a drug that the US Centers for Disease Control is blaming for the largest spike in deaths among 18- to 45-year-olds in years, leading to a spike in overdose deaths around the world 30% leads.

Specifically, HB 95 adds that first degree murder, “when committed by a person involved in the trafficking of methamphetamine,” is now included in the list of felonies set forth in Florida statutes. Murder in dealing in drugs such as cocaine, opium, methadone, alefntanil, carfentanil, fentanyl and sufentanil and controlled substance analogues were already criminal offences.

In addition, anyone 18 years of age or older who causes the death of a person by carjacking, home robbery, aggravated stalking, murder, evading or evading capture with serious physical injury or death, violent resistance to an official, or criminal acts of terrorism while doing something distributing the substances listed by the state is charged with third-degree murder, a second-degree felony.

The new law also adds that selling, manufacturing, supplying or possessing controlled substances within 1,000 feet of a mental health facility carries a $500 fine and 100 hours of public activity, in addition to other statutory penalties .

Those who possess or sell drugs containing between 4 and 14 grams of fentanyl are charged in Florida with “trafficking in dangerous fentanyl or fentanyl analogs” and could face a first-degree felony charge, with mandatory minimum prison terms of seven years and fines of $50,000. If the amount of fentanyl is 14 to 28 grams, the minimum sentence is raised to 20 years and those convicted must pay a $100,000 fine.

If the amount of fentanyl mixed with other substances is more than 28 grams, the defendants face a minimum of 25 years in prison and a $500,000 fine.

These changes are being made to add penalties to existing drug regulations in the Florida Statutes.

https://www.wfla.com/news/crime/new-florida-law-adding-penalties-for-fentanyl-takes-effect-oct-1/ Florida’s new law, which adds penalties for fentanyl, goes into effect October 1

Russell Falcon

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