In an answer to over a hundred fentanyl-related deaths in Milwaukee this year alone, last month, Governor Walker signed Assembly Bill 335 into law, adding all fentanyl analogs to the list of Schedule I controlled substances.
With the passage of the law, law enforcement is poised to crack down on drug crimes related to this powerful and potentially deadly drug.
Someone possessing a fentanyl analog may be charged with a Class I felony, punishable by a fine up to $10,000 or imprisonment up to 3 years and 6 months, or both.
If someone is convicted of manufacturing, distributing, or delivering a fentanyl analog, they may be charged with a Class E felony and could be looking at a fine not to exceed $50,000 or imprisonment up to 15 years.
For some time now, illicit drug manufacturers have been modifying the chemical structure of fentanyl to create new and more powerful analogs that are difficult to detect and prosecute. With the passage of the sweeping law, legislators hope to discourage the manufacturing, distribution and sales of fentanyl and fentanyl analogs hoping to save lives.
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