Bill aims to toughen penalties for heroin use - KLFY News 10

Bill aims to toughen penalties for heroin use

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BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - The House voted 94-1 to toughen Louisiana's penalties for heroin use and distribution.

The bill (House bill 332) would require a mandatory two-year jail sentence for heroin possession and would double the minimum mandatory sentence for distribution and production from five years to 10 years.

The measure, by Rep. Joe Lopinto, R-Metairie, moves to the Senate for debate.

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