Trump's opioid plan calls for death penalty for drug traffickers

Trump's opioid plan calls for death penalty for drug traffickers

They are sending drugs to Chicago, Los Angeles, and to NY.

Death for drug traffickers and mandatory minimum penalties for distributing certain opioids are just two elements under the part of Trump's plan that deals with law enforcement and interdiction to break the global and domestic flow of drugs into and across the U.S. Flake told New Hampshire Republicans that someone needs to stop Trump - and it could be him if no one else steps up.

President Donald Trump will ask the Justice Department to seek the death penalty for drugs traffickers - but won't push to change current laws, under which drug dealers can be punished with death only when convicted of murder.

The president has been criticized for touting penal solutions to the opioid crisis rather than emphasizing the public health component.

New Hampshire is friendlier political territory for Trump than California, which he visited last week.

His plan is expected to include three major parts, including raising awareness, enforcing stiffer penalties for drug traffickers and expanding treatment options. But you might get 30 days, 60 days, 90 days, you might get a year ... and then you wonder why we have a problem.

Mr Trump has previously mooted the "ultimate" punishment for drug dealers, and is said to have spoken in glowing terms about the policies of deeply controversial Filipino leader Rodrigo Duterte, who has ordered extra-judicial killings of traffickers. A senior administration official said Mr. Trump's visit Monday to the first in the nation voting state carries no political weight.

The justice department said the federal death penalty is available for limited drug-related offenses, including violations of the "drug kingpin" provisions of federal law.

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His administration would also screen every federal inmate for opioid addiction at intake and would facilitate access to treatment services prior to and while at residential reentry centers. The New England state's voters supported Hillary Clinton in the 2016 presidential election, but narrowly. He has repeatedly said individual drug dealers are responsible for thousands of deaths. Berman said the issue would be litigated extensively and would have to be definitively decided by the U.S. supreme court.

Opioids, including prescription opioids, heroin and synthetic drugs such as fentanyl, killed more than 42,000 people in the U.S.in 2016, more than any year on record, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

The death-penalty element of Trump's drug plan has been criticized by public health experts and others who point out that numerous people addicted to opioids were hooked initially by legally prescribed drugs.

Meanwhile, Capitol Hill lawmakers from both parties are trying to put muscle behind Mr. Trump's decision last fall to declare opioid addiction a public health emergency.

"We call it the crisis next door because everyone knows someone", said Kellyanne Conway, a Trump senior adviser.

Mr. Trump's plan will also expand treatment, although it still remains unclear how this will be funded by the administration. "It is no longer somebody else's community, somebody else's kid, somebody else's co-worker".

Under the new plan the administration will also enhance monitoring programs for state prescriptions with the aim of reducing opioid prescriptions by one third over the next three years.

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