Anti-Drug Bills Pass In The State Senate

March 22, 2018

ALBANY, NY – State Senator Tom O’Mara (R, Big Flats) says that two bills he co-sponsors, has passed in the state senate yesterday. One of the bills would make it so that drug dealers can be charged with homicide if they sell opiods or heroin that leads to a fatal overdose. “Awareness and education, prevention and treatment are fundamental responses. But so are tough laws and law enforcement, especially when it comes to heroin and opioid traffickers and dealers. I agree that we can’t arrest our way out of this crisis, but we shouldn’t hesitate to throw the book at the pushers and suppliers of deadly drugs,” said O’Mara.

The other bill that O’Mara got through the state senate calls for scanners and K9 drug sniffing dogs at every prison. “Awareness and education, prevention and treatment are fundamental responses. But so are tough laws and law enforcement, especially when it comes to heroin and opioid traffickers and dealers. I agree that we can’t arrest our way out of this crisis, but we shouldn’t hesitate to throw the book at the pushers and suppliers of deadly drugs,” said O’Mara.