Trump To Reveal Plans As to How The White House with Tackle Main Drug Dealers in relation To The Opioid Crisis
President Donald Trump to unveil a plan on Monday 19th March, to combat the opioid addiction crisis that includes seeking the death penalty for drug dealers and urging Congress to toughen sentencing laws for drug traffickers, White House officials said on Sunday 17th March.
The White House plan will also seek to cut opioid prescriptions by a third over the next three years by promoting practices that reduce over prescription of opioids in federal healthcare programs, officials told a news briefing.
Trump will outline his proposals at an event in New Hampshire, which has been hit hard by the opioid epidemic.
Trump cited Singapore and China for their ‘zero tolerance’ policy on drugs.
In fact, 33 countries allow the death penalty for drug offenses, many of them in Asia, according to a 2012 report from Harm Reduction International.
Surprisingly, the US is among them, at least in theory.
In 2008, the Supreme Court ruled in Kennedy vs Louisiana left open the question of whether the death penalty for ‘offenses against the State’ including ‘drug kingpin activity’ would be constitutionally permissible.