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Mississippi Enhance Penalty for Delivery of Fentanyl

HB 607.

Effective 7/1/22

Signed 4/13/22.


The Mississippi Legislature passed House Bill 607 that provides for an enhanced penalty delivery of fentanyl. This bill creates "Parker's Law" by creating the crime of "fentanyl delivery resulting in death" when a person's death is proximately caused by the injection, oral ingestion or inhalation of the fentanyl. The person who delivers or causes the delivery of fentanyl with

knowledge of the fentanyl in exchange for anything of value to another person resulting in death to a person is guilty of the crime. Upon conviction for the crime, the person shall be sentenced to imprisonment no less than 20 years to a term of life in the custody of the Mississippi Department of Corrections.

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