Fentanyl is now a felony in North Carolina

This article was originally posted on the Southern Scoop on September 17, 2021. It is being reposted as a resource to the Fentanyl Victims Network of North Carolina.

North Carolina Governor Roy Cooper signed Senate Bill 321 into law Thursday afternoon, which has several changes to the state’s Controlled Substances Act, most notably now classifying and possession amount of Fentanyl as a felony. North Carolina Senator Kevin Corbin served as a co-sponsor of the legislation and said this is a needed step for the state.