Supporters say SQ 780, 781 are about helping people with drug addiction

Supporters say SQ 780, 781 are about helping people with drug addiction


PATTY SANTOS HAS THE CONCERNS THE QUESTIONS COULD CHANGE DRUG LAWS. PATTY: OKLAHOMANS WILL VOTE ON STATE QUESTION 780 IN JUST ABOUT A MONTH. HOSE WHO ARE FOR IT SAY THIS IS NOT ABOUT LETTING DRUG OFFENDERS GO FREE, IT’S ABOUT HELPING THOSE WITH DRUADDICTION. DISTRICT ATTORNEY GREG MASHBURN SAYS ANYONE CAUGHT WITH THIS MUCH METH COULD WALK O WITH A MISDEMEANOR IFHE STATE QUESTION IS APPROVED.>>IF YOU HAVE 19RAMS OF METH IN YOUR POCKET AND WALK INTO A SCHOOL, THAT’S A MISDEMEANOR PATTY: THE QUESTION SEEKS TO AMEND THE SENTENCES FOR SOME DRUG, AUTO BURGLARIES, AND PROPERTY CRIMES TO MISDEMEANORS.>>DRUGS ARE THE ROOT CAU FOR A LOT OF THE CRIMES THAT WE FILE.>>PEOPLE WHO BATTLE ADDITION AND MENTAL ILLNESS AREN’T BAD PEOPLE, THEY NEED HELP. PATTY: KRIS STEELE THE CHAIRMAN FOR OKLAHOMANS FOR CRIMINAL JUSTICE REFORM SUPPORTS THE CHANGE.>>A FELONY CONVICTION ACTS AS A SCARLET LETTER FOR LIFE. PATTY: MASHBURN SAYS NOT BEING SENT TO PRISON FOR HAVING BAGFUL’S OF MARIJUANA COULD END UP HURTING ADDICTS.

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