Steuerwald's legislation imposing stricter drug offenses headed to the governor

Posted by: Lindsay Devlin  | Monday, March 7, 2016

STATEHOUSE (March 7, 2016) – State Rep. Greg Steuerwald’s (R-Avon) proposal, which provides stricter guidelines and punishments for prior drug dealing offenses, is headed to the Governor’s desk.

“It is beyond any doubt that we have a serious drug problem in Indiana that needs to be addressed,” Steuerwald said. “This bill serves as a comprehensive piece of legislation that imposes clear rules and regulations to combat illegal drug dealing.”

House Enrolled Act (HEA) 1235 would specify that a Level 2 controlled substance offense is nonsuspendible if the offense involves methamphetamine or heroin and the person has a prior felony conviction for dealing cocaine, narcotic drugs or methamphetamine. 

“I want to make every effort to ensure the safety of our families and communities,” Steuerwald said. “We have introduced bills this session that combat the drug issues plaguing Indiana. This legislation builds on that momentum and serves as another step toward greater accountability and security for Hoosiers.”

Visit www.iga.in.gov for more information on HEA 1235.

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Rep. Steuerwald (R-Avon) represents eastern Hendricks County and consists of a large portion of Washington Townships and parts of Lincoln and Guilford townships.

NOTE TO THE EDITOR: Click here to download a high-definition, on camera interview with Rep. Steuerwald regarding HEA 1235.