Governor Abbott to ceremonially sign anti-fentanyl legislation into law in Houston

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Governor Abbott to sign Senate Bill 768 into law.

AUSTIN, Texas – Today, Governor Greg Abbott will ceremonially sign Senate Bill 768 into law at 11:30 a.m. in Houston. Joining the Governor will be Senator Joan Huffman and Crime Stoppers of Houston Deputy Director Nichole Christoph. Representative Ann Johnson, the bill’s co-author, will now be in attendance.

Senate Bill 768 (Sen. Joan Huffman/Rep. Ann Johnson) improves criminal penalties for manufacturing and distributing fentanyl in the State of Texas. The penalty for the manufacture or delivery of 4-200 grams of fentanyl, under this law, is a minimum of ten years in prison or a maximum of life in prison. For an amount of 200-400 grams, the minimum sentence increases to 15 years, and for an amount of over 400 grams, it increases to 20 years.