FacebookTwitterEmailPrintFriendly分享As lawmakers in Juneau debate their way through Governor Mike Dunleavy’s budget. Senator Peter Micciche (R-K-Pen) took time on Wednesday to remind legislators of another important issue they need to tackle this session, the ongoing drug epidemic in our state. Micciche: “Senate Bill 32 works to crush the illicit drug trade in Alaska by strangling both the demand and supply of heroin and meth in the State of Alaska. It is so important. Individuals, families, and communities are being destroyed by opiod and meth usage in the State of Alaska. Alaskans everywhere are counting on us to act this session.” Micciche spoke about Senate Bill 32,”An Act relating to criminal law and procedure; relating to controlled substances; relating to probation; relating to sentencing; relating to reports of involuntary commitment; amending Rule 6, Alaska Rules of Criminal Procedure; and providing for an effective date.” Senator Micciche: “In my district,and many of the other districts around the state, so much of this crime has to do with drug related crimes. In some communities in my district some of the neighborhoods have turned into a zombie wasteland, and Troopers do not have the tools to deal with some of those drug houses.” Senate Bills 32, 33 and 34, which are all crime bills remain in the Senate Judiciary Committee. Senate Bill 32 increases sentencing ranges that were in laws prior to passage of SB 91, which had shortened some of them.