LETTER: Harsher penalties needed

Forty three fentanyl overdoses were recorded in a 48 hour period in the city of Surrey. This is not acceptable.

Forty three fentanyl overdoses were recorded in a 48 hour period in the city of Surrey. This is not acceptable.

Drug dealers who deal in fentanyl should be treated a lot more harshly than dealers who don’t.

I know someone personally on the Coast who lost a son who thought he was taking ecstasy, but it was laced with fentanyl. Some kids found him the next day dead in a public washroom. The family is completely devastated.

I implore Crown counsel to consider attempted murder charges for anyone selling fentanyl. These idiots know full well that it is deadly even in small doses, so they are knowingly risking the lives of their “clientele.”

Toss ‘em in jail and throw away the key. Please.

Mark Billesberger

Penticton