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GOP nominee for WV governor has drug crisis plan

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Senate president and GOP gubernatorial candidate Bill Cole released Tuesday a seven-point plan to combat the state’s growing drug addiction crisis.

The plan calls for:

• A special session of the legislature with drug addiction as the focus.

 • Harsher penalties and mandatory sentencing for “drug kingpins” who sell methamphetamines and heroin to children.

• Judicial flexibility in sentencing for drug addicts who “demonstrate the potential to get clean, get a job, and return as a productive member of society…

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