S.2481 - Stop Trafficking in Fentanyl Act of 2018115th Congress (2017-2018)
|Sponsor:||Sen. Kennedy, John [R-LA] (Introduced 03/01/2018)|
|Committees:||Senate - Judiciary|
|Latest Action:||Senate - 04/11/2018 Committee on the Judiciary Subcommittee on Crime and Terrorism. Hearings held. (All Actions)|
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Summary: S.2481 — 115th Congress (2017-2018)All Information (Except Text)
Introduced in Senate (03/01/2018)
Stop Trafficking in Fentanyl Act of 2018
This bill amends the Controlled Substances Act to modify the drug quantity thresholds that trigger a mandatory minimum prison term for a defendant who manufactures, distributes, or possesses with intent to distribute fentanyl.
Specifically, the bill reduces from 400 to 20 grams the fentanyl quantity and from 100 to 5 grams the fentanyl analogue quantity that trigger a 10-year or 20-year mandatory minimum prison term for high-level first-time or repeat offenders. It also reduces from 40 to 2 grams the fentanyl quantity and from 10 to 0.5 grams the fentanyl analogue quantity that trigger a 5-year or 10-year mandatory minimum prison term for low-level first-time or repeat offenders.