Attorney General Jack Conway Asks for Higher Penalties on Heroin Cases
Kentucky Attorney General Jack Conway is asking for higher penalties for heroin dealers and better treatment options for overdose victims.
Earlier this year, a heroin bill was unable to be passed regardless of widespread support.
The Associated Press reports that Conway stated that any heroin legislation in 2015 should allow first responders to give Naloxone to overdose victims without fear of civil liability.
He also called for a Good Samaritan law that could allow people to avoid drug possession charges if they call for help during an overdose.
Kentucky’s overdose rate saw a rise in 2013 by 60 percent.