Passionate debate on drug-dealer punishment

(Original Story Here: http://www.lowellsun.com/todaysheadlines/ci_31467129/passionate-debate-drug-dealer-punishment)

Several amendments to the House bill, including one by Andover Rep. Jim Lyons, put a heavy focus on painkiller drugs. His amendment would extend manslaughter charges to anyone found guilty of trafficking heroin or fentanyl that leads to someone's death.

"The people who are selling these drugs have to at least know the consequences of what happens to the people that they're selling it to," Lyons told The Sun in an interview. "And if we're serious about shutting down the drug dealers we've got to make sure that they know they're going to go to jail."

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