By Marianne Goodland
Legislative reporter 

Pelton and Mullica seek to stiffen penalties for drug deals resulting in death


March 15, 2023

Senators Byron Pelton, R-Sterling, and Kyle Mullica, D-Thornton, won approval from a Senate committee last week for a measure that will impose higher penalties for those who deal in Schedule I or II drugs that result in death. 

The bill mirrors the penalties included in last year’s fentanyl bill to include heroin, LSD, marijuana, meth, Ecstasy, Quaaludes, peyote, Vicodin, cocaine, methadone, Dilaudid, Demerol, OxyContin, Adderall and Ritalin.

Senate Bill 109 passed on a 3-2 bipartisan vote, with Sen. Dylan Roberts, D-Eagle, an assistant district attorney in Eagle County, voting with th...

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