An Indiana lawmaker wants the state to take the next step toward making Indiana’s drug database more effective at preventing opioid addiction.
A new awareness campaign encourages college students to utilize the Indiana Lifeline Law in case of an alcohol related medical emergency.
His proposal includes a minimum sentence of 10 years for anyone who deals drugs that contain fentanyl.
The bill would allow the courts to impose harsher sentences for crimes motivated by hate.
Senate Committee Chair Mike Young refused to hear the bill.
Sen. Jim Merritt is advancing bills to combat the state's ongoing drug epidemic.
The proposed legislation comes with the backing of Governor Mike Pence and the state’s drug abuse task force.
State lawmakers will debate drug abuse legislation this session. Sen. Jim Merritt (R-Indianapolis) says the first step is recognizing addiction is a disease.
Indiana's Lifeline Law has expanded to include more situations where students might need to call the police but fear getting in trouble for drinking.
Both the House and Senate have now approved a program that would give utility companies more flexibility when it comes to energy savings.