OC, Riverside County Announce Crackdown on Fentanyl Dealers. But Not LA County

Dealers who sell fentanyl-laced drugs that result in death can face murder charges under tough new policies announced by Orange County District Attorney Todd Spitzer and Riverside County District Attorney Mike Hestrin on Monday, Nov. 9.

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“We have seen a 1,000% increase over the last five years as a result of overdoses and deaths by fentanyl,” Spitzer said. “Rich, poor, Black, White, Brown, men, women, children, hardcore drug users and first-time drug users who are exposed have died.”

Spitzer will add an admonishment to plea deals, in which dealers acknowledge that fentanyl is in street drugs and can be deadly.

If that dealer is involved in another fentanyl sale that results in death, second-degree murder charges can be filed. In Riverside County, Hestrin is prosecuting seven second-degree murder cases against alleged pill pushers on the theory of implied malice, and has several more in the pipeline.

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  1. The really BIG mistake they are making is not hammering home the source of fentaynyl (China) and the pipeline (Mexican cartels) that sneak it into the USA. And of course Biden’s complete illegal lack of immigration policy also helps. And you are surprised that the L.A. DA wont prosecute? Think it has anything to do with he being the toady of liberal Soros, who financed his election?
    No wonder people and businesses are fleeing.

  2. Saying you’re going to do something and then actually doing it rarely happens in the governmental / political arena.

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