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Gov. Jared Polis Signs Fentanyl Bill Into Law

DENVER (CBS4)- A bill to fight the fentanyl crisis was signed into law on Wednesday by Gov. Jared Polis. It strengthens criminal penalties for fentanyl dealers and creates a prevention campaign, among other initiatives aimed at attacking the crisis outside the criminal justice system.

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"Far too many Coloradans have lost their lives to fentanyl poisoning, many of them didn't even know they were using drugs laced with fentanyl," said Polis.

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Family members of victims of fentanyl stood behind Polis as they held up pictures of their loved ones.

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