|Bipartisan group of NY pols calls for stricter bail laws for fentanyl dealers|
State pols on both sides of the aisle Monday lauded Suffolk County District Attorney Ray Tierney’s demand for stricter bail laws for drug dealers as a deadly fentanyl wave sweeps New York.
“If you’re trafficking or dealing fentanyl, you know you’re sending New Yorkers struggling with addiction to their deaths,” said state Sen. Jessica Scarcella-Spanton (D-Staten Island/southern Brooklyn) to The Post — which exclusively detailed Tierney’s push for Gov. Kathy Hochul to champion harsher laws.
“We cannot handcuff judges from holding these death dealers behind bars, where they can’t kill our loved ones anymore,” Scarcella-Spanton said.
Her Republican state Senate counterpart in Staten Island was even blunter.
“The purveyors of fentanyl are murderers,” Sen. Andrew Lanza said in support of making Class B felony drug-dealing a bail-eligible offense.