One Texas county has found a new way to deal with the skyrocketing fentanyl deaths in their community

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Biden left the border wide open and now there’s an endless stream of narcotics entering the country.

This is leading to some of the highest numbers of drug overdoses in the history of the United States.

But one Texas county has found a new way to deal with the skyrocketing fentanyl deaths in their community.

Fentanyl-related deaths have spiked over 100 percent in recent years

When Donald Trump was in the Oval Office, the border was mostly secure. 

Then Joe Biden took power and paved the way for drug cartels to take control. 

The result has been skyrocketing overdoses in our country — and the leading cause is fentanyl.

Fentanyl is a synthetic opioid that is nearly 100 times stronger than morphine. 

The drug is quickly replacing the likes of heroin and Oxycodone as a favorite of drug cartels. 

According to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), approximately 36,000 Americans overdosed on fentanyl in 2019. 

That number has ballooned to over 70,000 in the years since Biden took office. 

The tragic development is hardly being challenged by federal lawmakers, let alone law enforcement agencies.

This has led to dramatic action being taken at the local and state levels. 

People who take fentanyl shouldn’t receive a “death sentence”

Last week, Harris County, home to Houston, Texas, announced murder charges against two alleged drug dealers in the city. 

Prosecutors argue that the two men were directly implicated in the death of a 16-year-old after selling the child fentanyl.

District Attorney Kim Ogg announced the charges at a press conference where she said that “taking these drugs is bad, but should not be a death sentence.” 

The victim’s father, Barry Wallace, saw the move as a minor consolation for the loss of his child. 

“Losing a child is the most difficult thing somebody can go through…I don’t want anyone to have to go through what we’re going through,” he said at the press conference. 

The arrest was part of a task force that was launched by District Attorney Ogg early last year following a change in the law that allowed for murder charges to be brought against fentanyl dealers.

Abbott says it’s “time to wipe this drug off our streets”

Texas Governor Greg Abbott signed off on House Bill 6 after bipartisan support for the bill quickly pushed it through the legislature. 

Sponsors of the bill said that not only were people being sold fentanyl to use for recreational purposes, but some dealers were also adding it to other drugs.

This means that the victims of fentanyl dealers are essentially being poisoned, which was the basis for treating it as murder. 

Now the law has finally resulted in the first indictments that carry a sentence of up to 99 years in prison for the alleged dealers.

Abbott responded to the announcement by saying that the move by Harris County officials was “excellent.”

“I signed a law allowing murder charges against criminals who push this deadly drug,” he said, before adding that it’s “time to wipe this drug off our streets.”

Patriot Political will keep you up-to-date on any developments to this ongoing story.