Pitch for tougher fentanyl law sparks hot debate in Trenton / NJ Spotlight / June 13, 2023

By Ted Goldberg

NJ lawmakers are pushing forward a bill that would increase fines and prison time for people caught with fentanyl. The measure would also make the act of selling at least 10 grams of the potent opioid a first-degree felony, a crime that could land an offender in prison for up to 20 years. \”I can\’t fathom that there\’s any better solution than increasing the penalties here,\” said Sen. Michael Testa.

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