Will a warning to drug dealers decrease overdose deaths? California families want to try

SACRAMENTO, Calif. — As she stood before California lawmakers this week, Amy Neville held up a photo of her son, whom she found dead on the floor of his bedroom last year. He had purchased a pill he thought was oxycodone from somebody he met online, she said. The pill turned out to be fentanyl, a synthetic opioid up to 100 times more potent than morphine. “You might be asking yourself, ‘So where is this drug dealer now?’ It should come as no surprise to you that he is free, living his life, continuing to sell drugs to unsuspecting kids and adults, while my child is in an urn on a shelf in his …

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