House supports Steuerwald’s effort to increase penalties for drug dealers who cause death

Posted by: Brenda Holmes  | Monday, January 29, 2018

STATEHOUSE (Jan. 29, 2018) — The House of Representatives today voted in support of State Rep. Greg Steuerwald’s (R-Avon) proposal that would increase the penalty for drug dealers whose products cause death.

“Fighting the drug epidemic on all fronts is a top priority for the legislature, as well as Governor Holcomb,” Steuerwald said. “The bill would allow individuals to be charged with a higher level felony for dealing or manufacturing drugs that result in a death of a drug user.”

Steuerwald said this is one of many bills being proposed this session to help fight the battle against illegal drugs.

“Too many Hoosiers are losing members of their families because of drug overdoses,” Steuerwald said. “We need to keep drug dealers who are responsible for these deaths in prison as long as we can.”

Steuerwald’s bill can now move to the Senate for further consideration. To learn more about House Bill 1359 and other bills, visit


State Rep. Greg Steuerwald (R-Avon) represents House District 40,

which includes is a portion of Hendricks County.

A high-resolution photo of Steuerwald can be downloaded by clicking here.



 PHOTO CAPTION: State Rep. Greg Steuerwald takes notes on the House floor during session at the Statehouse. Steuerwald’s proposal, House Bill 1359, would increase the penalty for drug dealing when a death occurs, can now move on to the Senate for further consideration.