This bill would modify the drug quantity thresholds that trigger a mandatory minimum prison sentence for a person who manufactures, distributes, or possesses fentanyl (a synthetic form of heroin) with the intent distribute. The fentanyl quantity triggering a mandatory minimum would be reduced from 400 to 20 grams, while the threshold for the fentanyl equivalent would decrease from 100 to 5 grams. The mandatory minimum sentence would be 10 years for a first-time offender and 20 years for repeat offenders.
Additionally, the mandatory minimum thresholds for low-level offenders would be reduced from 40 to 2 grams for fentanyl, and from 10 to 0.5 grams for the fentanyl equivalent. Low-level offenders would face a 5 or 10 year sentence depending on whether an individual is a first-time or repeat offender, respectively.