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Proposed law would increase charges for drug dealing resulting in death

By Quinn Fitzgerald TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS ­– A bill that increases punitive measures for drug dealing that results in death passed a Senate committee Tuesday by a wide margin. Only Sen. Greg Taylor, D-Indianapolis, voted against House Bill 1359, which was heard by the Corrections and Criminal Law Committee. He voiced concerns that the bill could […]

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House approves bill to hold drug dealers accountable for overdose deaths

By Emily Ketterer TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS—Drug dealers would face tougher criminal charges if a customer fatally overdoses on their product under a bill that cleared the Indiana House Monday. House Bill 1359, approved by an 85-12 vote, highlights the higher-level felonies drug dealers could face if one of their customers dies as a result of using […]

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Drug dealers could face felony charges in overdose deaths

By Dionte Coleman TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS—Legislation that would hold drug dealers responsible if their customers die after using the dealers’ products passed a House committee Monday. House Bill 1359 would have dealers facing a more severe felony charge if someone overdoses on the controlled substance they sold. HB 1359 was proposed by Rep. Gregory Steuerwald, R-Avon, […]