Fentanyl is produced in China and transported to the U.S. by Mexican drug cartels. No amount of Fentanyl is safe, yet HB3447 now classifies the possession of 3g of Fentanyl as a misdemeanor. That's more than enough Fentanyl to kill approx. 1500 people!
What You Need to Know
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The Real Story Podcast on the Fentanyl Crisis
Click on the photo above to view Jeanne's interview with DuPage Coroner Rich Jorgensen regarding the Fentanyl Crisis.
HB3447 Bill Text
To view the exact language of the bill, click on the pdf above, the exact language is on pages 73-75 on the reclassification of a lethal amount of Fentanyl!
HB3447 House Vote
Did your legislator vote for this bill? to view the House roll call votes on this bill, click on the above pdf.
*According to a report by Ngozi O. Ezike, MD of the Illinois Department of Public Health, In 2020, opioid overdose deaths among Illinois residents increased 32.7% from 2,219 deaths in 2019 to 2,944 deaths in 2020. The report includes demographic data that indicate a continuation of the previously reported racial disparities, with non-Hispanic Black or African American populations continuing to be disproportionally affected by opioids. Click here for the IDPH report.
The United States Department of Drug Enforcement states, "One kilogram of fentanyl has the potential to kill 500,000 people."
Click on the link below to find out who your Illinois State elected officials are and how to contact them.