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Kasich Signs Senate Bill 1

COLUMBUS – Today Governor John R. Kasich signed the following bill into law:

  • Am. Sub. S.B. 1 (LaRose) increases penalties for drug trafficking violations, drug possession violations, and aggravated funding of drug trafficking when the drug involved in the offense is a fentanyl-related compound, except for drug possession violations when the fentanyl-related compound is combined with marihuana or a Schedule III, IV, or V controlled substance and the offender did not know or have reason to know of the fentanyl content; revises the manner of determining sentence for certain violations under the offense of permitting drug abuse; and adds lisdexamfetamine to the list of schedule II controlled substances.