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Report: White House Is Looking Into Death Penalty For Drug Dealers

Current law only allows the death penalty in specific drug-related cases.
Posted at 1:03 PM, Mar 10, 2018

The Trump administration is reportedly looking into ways for prosecutors to call for the death penalty for drug dealers.

According to The Washington Post, officials are focused on dealers who sell fentanyl, which can be fatal even in small doses.

The report said administration officials met with representatives from Singapore. President Donald Trump has reportedly expressed interest in that country's strict drug policy.

Current law only allows the death penalty in drug-related cases in the event of murder or the death of a law enforcement officer.