Daines Introduces Bill to Hold Drug Dealers Accountable for Fentanyl Deaths

U.S. SENATE – As Montana faces a deadly fentanyl crisis, U.S. Senator Steve Daines introduced legislation tomake the distribution of fentanyl resulting in death punishable by federal felony murder charges. 

“Fentanyl is the leading cause of death among young adults nationally, and it is the number one public safety threat in Montana. The fentanyl crisis tearing our communities apart is the result of Biden’s wide open southern border. We need swift, meaningful action to combat this epidemic – that includes cracking down on the criminals distributing it,” Daines said. 

Fentanyl is the leading cause of death for Americans aged 18-45. Montana Attorney General declared it the number one public safety threat in Montana this summer. 

Read the bill text HERE

This week, Senator Daines also called on social media companies to crack down on drug dealers using their platform to target children and young adults on their platforms.

 Contact: Rachel Dumke,  Blake Kernen