Senate Passes Bill To Hold Drug Distributors More Accountable For Overdose Deaths

(KOKK) — The state Senate has passed a bill that would hold those who distribute drugs more accountable for overdose deaths. SB 65 was part of the legislative package Attorney General, and gubernatorial candidate, Marty Jackley unveiled last month. Jackley says the legislation is a response to South Dakota’s growing meth problem.

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Jackley says the measure takes aim at dealers and manufacturers.

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The bill imposes stiffer penalties in connection with drug-related deaths.

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SB 65 passed the Senate on a vote of 32 to 3.