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More states introduce “drug-enhanced homicide” bills.

In 2017, at least 11 states introduced drug-enhanced homicide bills intended to punish people who sell drugs that lead to an overdose death, adding to the 20 states that already have such laws on the books.Drug Policy Alliance, An Overdose Death is Not Murder: Why Drug-induced Homicide Laws Are Counterproductive and Inhumane (New York: Drug Policy Alliance, 2017).