Drug Laws Kill! –
Mar. 1, 2019 – Because of this his parents, Brian and Brenda Martinek, are now leading the charge for harsher penalties in drug-related convictions. “Currently in the state of Oregon there is no avenue for holding someone accountable for homicide that is caused by selling drugs to somebody else,” Brian told KOIN 6 News. “I don’t want another mom to lose her baby. I don’t want anyone else to lose their baby,” Brenda said. “The only way we can do that is to make sure we are stopping drug dealers in their tracks who are profiting from my son’s death.” Their bill, House Bill 2797 — also known as Taylor’s Law — would allow for harsher penalties in prosecuting people convicted of selling drugs that result in death. They hope it would serve as a deterrent for selling deadly opiates — and would help save lives.