Congressman McKinley Calls for Tougher Sentencing for Drug Offenses

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Congressman David McKinley says we won’t make progress against illegal drugs until we get tough about sentencing.

McKinley says there’s a bill under consideration that would allow a person who was caught with up to 50 hits of heroin– to get parole rather than jail time. McKinley says he’s vehemently opposed to that, because it offers no consequences, and would do nothing to stem the tide of the drug problem.

He said, “That’s for distribution. That’s going to destroy the life of some young person perhaps in a school or wherever that might be. I don’t understand what they’re thinking about when this administration wants to lessen the penalties rather than make them more strict. We’ve got to get our drug use under control; and, we should not go in lax like they are in Colorado or the state of Washington.”

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