A new law went into effect on Saturday; people caught with more than 0.5 grams of fentanyl in Tennessee will face felony penalties. A new law went into effect in Tennessee, named the “One Pill Will Kill Act.”
The law made it a Class-B felony to have, deliver or produce fentanyl. People caught with it may face a fine of up to $100,000, and Class B felonies can include prison time of up to 30 years, depending on the sentence. The law is meant to discourage people from having or distributing fentanyl and cut down on overdose death.