Maryland Attorney General wants more drug dealers charged with manslaughter after some fatal overdoses

Maryland’s top lawyer says local prosecutors should consider manslaughter charges for more dealers and suppliers whose drugs cause fatal overdoses after the state’s highest court has swept away legal doubts. Attorney General Brian Frosh said he believes some dealers who sell particularly deadly drugs should face charges if someone dies from an overdose. “The distribution of dangerous drugs like heroin runs a risk of killing people,” Frosh said in an interview with The Baltimore Sun. While he would not recommend homicide charges in every fatal overdose case, he said prosecution is warranted when someone supplies drugs "in a way that’s grossly negligent.” (Balt. Sun)

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