Northern Kentucky legislator says heroin will be the priority issue for 2015 session

11/25/2014 06:08 PM

Three northern Kentucky legislators are spearheading an effort to make sure passing legislation to address the heroin epidemic will be a priority for the 2015 session.

State Sen. Chris McDaniel, R-Taylor Mill, and state Reps. John Schickel, R-Union, and Diane St. Onge, R-Lakeside Park, unveiled plans late last week to pre-file a bill that would provide more treatment options for users while imposing tougher sentencing for drug traffickers.

“The major points are, first of all, we deal with addiction and that the most common place that we will deal with this is the county jail,” said McDaniel, who is running for lieutenant governor on a slate with Kentucky Agriculture Commissioner James Comer. “The other big piece of this deals with the folks who are dealing heroin. We’ve increased penalties for dealing heroin in the commonwealth.”

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