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Yes there is a fentanyl crisis, but let’s get the sentencing right

Tuesday, September 19, 2017 @ 8:44 AM | By Laurelly Dale

The word "fentanyl" is cloaked in alarm. This is not only true in Canada. In August President Trump declared the opioid crisis a national emergency. From a potency perspective, fentanyl is in a league of its own. However, from a criminal justice view, it is the new heroin. Fentanyl has hit plea courts. Sentences feel like they range from high to higher, rendering early resolution an impossible feat.  All is not lost, there are a few things counsel can turn to.  

It is important to...