Texas Governor Greg Abbott has signed a new law establishing a ten year mandatory minimum prison sentence for those caught with at least four grams of fentanyl.
Abbott told reporters in Houston that Texas State Troopers have seized enough fentanyl so far in 2021 to kill everyone in Texas and California combined.
The Governor says drug dealers are adding fentanyl to other drugs like ecstasy before selling it.
Those caught with more than 200 grams of fentanyl will get 15 years in prison, while those with more than 400 grams will get 20 years behind bars.
Ground floor view of a 3 story prison with empty cells in a multi-tiered prison.
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