Indiana Attorney General's Office issued the following announcement on Aug. 24.
Attorney General Curtis Hill this week joined 51 other state and territorial attorneys general in a letter urging Congress to pass legislation aimed at curtailing overdoses caused by use of fentanyl analogues.
The Stopping Overdoses of Fentanyl Analogues (SOFA) Act aims to close a loophole through which drug traffickers may evade laws against fentanyl distribution by peddling substances that – while technically different in specific makeup from fentanyl – are designed to mimic the drug’s effects.
“Sadly, fentanyl and its analogues have made their way onto our streets with alarming regularity,” states the letter from the attorneys general. “Overdose deaths related to fentanyl now surpass deaths related to heroin.”
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