PIERRE, S.D.(KELO)- Just about the time they get one drug under control, a new one comes on the black market.
That’s the frustrating position for law enforcement trying to get ahead of the deadly fentanyl market.
Attorney General Marty Jackley says drug cartels often change the chemistry of their drugs to stay ahead of the law.
He wants Congress to change that.
Jackley is among 23 Attorneys General asking the U-S Senate to pass the HALT Fentanyl Act.
It’s a far-reaching proposal already approved by the House that permanently regulates all forms of fentanyl.
Jackley says the measure would give prosecutors the tools they need to go after drugs across the country.
He says Congress missed a similar opportunity recently.
Jackley has a simple message for Washington.
The U.S. House has already passed a bill recommended by by Jackley and other Attorneys General.
He’s hoping to get it through the Senate soon.