Indiana’s criminal code reform was aimed largely at reducing penalties for low-level, nonviolent drug offenses in an effort to reduce recidivism.
Parts of Indiana have witnessed an increasing number of heroin overdoses in recent months.
Lawmakers first passed a law in 2011 banning a list of synthetic drugs, but manufacturers stayed a step ahead by changing their compounds.
Jerome Adams, among other state health commissioners, testified how Indiana is trying to deal with the HIV outbreak.
Mayor Duke Bennett wants to lobby for prescription-only Sudafed.
Members of the Connersville community attended an anti-drug rally Saturday after there were 20 overdoses in 20 days in the town of 13,000.
Arrests relating to drugs increased on the IU-Bloomington campus, but arrests for alcohol and reports of sex offenses were down.
Heroin use has been increasing in the U.S., and addiction often has a high price that isn't just financial.
Sen. Jim Merritt wants synthetic drug penalties on par with cocaine and heroin offenses.
Indiana prisoners were sentenced in the investigation involving a drug ring.