Let's give police tools to fight fentanyl
At least 272 Albertans died from fentanyl overdoses last year, that's double the number of deaths in 2014. To provide a comparison, 369 people were killed on Alberta roads in 2014 -- and we have many traffic programs designed to save lives. As legislators there are also tools we can give police to help them gain control of the manufacture and distribution of fentanyl.
In the next session of the Alberta Legislature, I plan introduce a private member's bill that would: a) prohibit pill presses, which can produce thousands of fentanyl pills an hour; and b) control the possession of the ingredients for manufacturing fentanyl.
At this point, my private member's bill is a proposal. Parliamentary Counsel is drafting it into a bill for introduction in the House. I will keep you informed of its progress.
Special thanks to my host Pastor Brant Redding.
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