Sen. Jason Brodeur

The measure to make it easier for prosecutors to indict drug dealers for murder or attempted murder when customers overdose received a favorable vote in the Senate Appropriations Committee on Criminal and Civil Justice Committee March 21.

Lake Mary Republican Sen. Jason Brodeur said under current law those who provide controlled substance (heroin, fentanyl, or its derivatives) to someone resulting in death can be charged with a homicide. But If the same person overdose and they are revived, there is no crime committed.

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