Posted on May 17, 2019 by admin
HARTFORD, CT – State Representatives Themis Klarides, Charles Ferraro, Kathy Kennedy praised the passage of legislation on Tuesday, May 14th to increase penalties for the dealing and manufacturing of fentanyl and fentanyl derivatives.
House Republican Leader Themis Klarides, submitted this bill in an effort to legislatively address the opioid crisis and curtail the growing use and distribution of fentanyl and fentanyl laced drugs throughout Connecticut.
“We need to protect our communities, opioids are destroying the lives of our state and fentanyl has taken this to a new level. When our own police officers and forensic teams have to take extra safety measures when handling fentanyl at a crime scene and have medical responders nearby in case they themselves come in contact with the lethal substance, how can Senate and House leadership not call this bill for a vote? Not that long ago, that truck carrying enough fentanyl to kill everyone in this state rolled right through our backyard. I implore our State Senators to call this bill to the floor and vote in favor of protecting all of our citizens from fentanyl,” said Rep. Klarides
“The opioid crisis has hit Connecticut hard and fentanyl is drastically making the crisis worse by the day,” said Rep. Ferraro. “It’s critical that we continue to pass laws that will help end this crisis.”