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Statement From Ohio Attorney General Dave Yost on Senate Bill 55

3/20/2019

(COLUMBUS, Ohio) — Ohio Attorney General Dave Yost issued the following statement today regarding Senate Bill 55, which would enhance penalties for drug offenses near community addiction service providers.

“Drug dealers around treatment centers are like flies on honey. They know they have a proven customer base. This law will help protect those seeking recovery when they are their most vulnerable.”

Attorney General Yost submitted a letter this morning to the Senate Judiciary Committee in support of the bill. The letter is available here.

SB 55 would increase penalties for those who are convicted of aggravated drug trafficking on or within 1,000 feet of a community addiction service provider. The bill had its second hearing today.

An accessible version of the letter is available by request.

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Steve Irwin: 614-728-5417

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