Republican Florida Attorney General Pam Bondi released a statement after the Florida House of Representatives unanimously voted in favor of HB 477, legislation which will add Fentanyl along with other synthetic drugs to Florida’s drug trafficking statute.
In the statement, Bondi praised the passing of HB 477 by explaining that “Fentanyl is a deadly synthetic opioid 50 times more powerful than morphine that is being cut with other drugs and sold as heroin. Taking Fentanyl just one time can kill–and that is why I want to thank each member of the Florida House for voting to give prosecutors the tools to seek stronger sentences against traffickers selling Fentanyl and other deadly drugs in our state. We must continue to work together, and this legislation will help our continued efforts to combat this deadly crisis.”
Taking Fentanyl just one time can kill–and that is why I want to thank each member of the Florida House for voting.. https://t.co/kevLDgurVx
— Fla. AG Pam Bondi (@AGPamBondi) April 20, 2017