DA: Push For Tougher Penalties Good Idea

Hampden County District Attorney  Anthony Gulluni is backing Governor Charlie Baker's push for stronger  prosecution against drug dealers. 

Baker proposed a bill last month that  would allow for manslaughter charges to be filed against dealers who  supply drugs that result in a drug user's death, with a sentencing range  of five years to life in prison. 

Gulluni issued a press release on  Tuesday, commenting that the bill would allow for "significantly  enhanced penalties" in such cases and sends a clear message to drug  dealers that they can be held accountable for their actions. 

The bill  has been forwarded for review in both the House and Senate, and Gulluni  is encouraging lawmakers to consider it carefully.

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