Fentanyl Distributors Beware: A new law going into effect this week is meant to help fight against the fentanyl crisis in the Lone Star State and help prevent these kinds of deaths in the future.
During the Texas regular session, House Bill 6 was passed to fight against the fentanyl crisis, the new law will do the following:
- Increase the criminal offense to murder if supplying or manufacturing fentanyl results in death, a minimum of a 15-year sentence.
- Deaths caused by fentanyl to be labeled as ‘fentanyl toxicity’ or ‘fentanyl poisoning’ on a death certificate.
For some this change in death certificates will help in tracking data.
Fentanyl is a synthetic opioid that is up to 50 times stronger than heroin, making it very deadly.