Thanks to a new law in New York, six suspected fentanyl dealers who are accused of running a $7 million operation out of a Bronx apartment were released without bail.
This is not the first example of suspected perps, who most of the public would not want free, were released with no bail even though they are accused of serious crimes. Individuals who have been arrested and charged with bank robbery, hate crime assaults, rape, and sexually assaulting children have all been released without bail under this new law.
The only sliver of good news about this story is that the judge presiding over this case ordered the defendants to turn over their passports. Still, with fentanyl and other synthetic opioids contributing to about 50% of opioid overdose deaths, these individuals should not have been released without bail.