Gov. Ron DeSantis signed new legislation into law that imposes higher penalties for fentanyl trafficking. This new law was enacted along with hundreds of others that were passed during the 2022 legislative session.
The legislation, House Bill 95, titled “Controlled substances” officially took effect on October 1. While the legislation targets crimes committed relating to the drug fentanyl, it covers all types of controlled substances.
Reasoning behind the new legislation