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Rep Nguyễn Introduces 2021, Addressing Fight Against Fentanyl Featured

AZ House of Representatives Press Release December 22, 2021 135

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  • “We are in a war to save lives,” said Nguyen
  • HB 2021 will address the Fentanyl impact on Arizonans
  • Nguyen considers this to be a public crisis
  • HB 2021 will strengthen penalties for drug dealers and traffickers
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Rep Nguyen looks for ways to hold drug traffickers accountable for overdose deaths

STATE CAPITOL, PHOENIX – State Representative Quang Nguyen today introduced HB 2021, new legislation that will greatly strengthen penalties for individuals who knowingly traffic or sell fentanyl-tainted drugs that contribute to a person’s death, giving prosecutors stronger tools in the fight against the deadly illegal narcotic that is killing people at alarming rates.

“We are in a war to save lives,” said Representative Nguyen. “Fentanyl is an extremely powerful and dangerous drug that’s responsible for killing tens of thousands of Americans each year. It’s deadly impact on Arizonans is growing, and many families in Yavapai County have been destroyed because of it. This is a public crisis, and it needs to stop now. This legislation would update our laws to arm prosecutors with tougher legal penalties that could be used to hold accountable drug traffickers and dealers for overdose deaths.” 

HB 2021 classifies drug trafficking homicide as a Class 1 felony.

Quang Nguyen is a Republican member of the Arizona House of Representatives serving Legislative District 1, which includes Prescott, and portions of Yavapai and Maricopa Counties.  Follow him on Twitter at @QuangNguyenAZ.

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