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HalfDozenMama July 1st, 2013 4:20am

Dealer sells heroin to Bob, & advises Bob to only take 1/2 of it at a time. Bob takes the whole amount at once, OD's and dies. Should dealer be held responsible for Bob's death since he provides the drugs & be punished by law?

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sarah1911 Poolesville MD
07/03/13 8:05 am

I'm seeing below that a dealer would be charged but I don't think he should be, just like a doctor is not held legally liable for a prescription overdose. The dealer needs to be charged for selling the drugs but taking to much is on the user.

HalfDozenMama in my scrapbook room
07/01/13 4:07 pm

This happened to my cousin's girlfriend. She was the dealer, and getting charged with manslaughter.

FrozenPhoton Behind the Shadows
07/01/13 1:22 pm

The dealer should be arrested for the selling of illegal drugs, but not for the death of Bob.

r3VOLution not of this world
07/01/13 9:54 am

If I take more than the prescribed dose of my medication and I die is it my doctor's fault?
Prescription drugs are just as dangerous as illegal or OTC drugs.

XercesBlue ...
07/01/13 8:28 am

Either way, I think bob is responsible for his actions. The dealer is morally in the wrong, but trying to make a living like the rest of us.

DavesNotHere where am I
07/01/13 7:15 am

They're both responsible. Dealers selling junk. People die. Go to jail.

Mooo42Q Thats Nucking Futs
07/01/13 7:11 am

Thats the thing about drugs. Once you're under the influence, your decision making skills go down the drain.
Im undecided. The dealer should be arrested for selling illegal drugs. Not someone else's bad decision.

elianastar FreeSpeech
07/01/13 12:35 pm

Stupid should hurt. I have compassion for those hooked on drugs, or whatever, in the end, Darwin was right.

07/01/13 4:38 am

Of course, he's a drug dealer

elianastar FreeSpeech
07/01/13 2:59 am

Dr gives you Rx, filled by pharmacist, both of whom are very clear about how controlled drug should be taken. Additionally, it is clearly written on bottle. Jack takes entire bottle w/alcohol; dies. Who's @ fault? Jack. Same thing. Same answer.

elianastar FreeSpeech
07/01/13 3:00 am

Except "you" @ beginning of my scenario shouldI been "jack" too. Sorry, I'm a little sleep deprived right now. :-/

XercesBlue ...
07/01/13 8:28 am

Same feeling here

TomLaney1 Jesus is Lord
06/30/13 10:41 pm

There were reliable witnesses to the sale, warning, and consumption of the drugs? Not heroin addicts themselves? And did they try to stop Bob from cooking and shooting the whole amount? These are crucial questions that would have to be answered...

TomLaney1 Jesus is Lord
06/30/13 10:41 pm

before prosecuting the dealer.

Jungle in the dog house
06/30/13 10:38 pm

Wow...I have to blame both. If I can only pick one, it's Bob for being stupid enough to start using drugs to begin with.

commonsense America isnt racist
06/30/13 10:35 pm

This was a difficult one. People should be responsible for their actions. The user is ultimately to blame for his own death.

JennaF sunflower state of mind
06/30/13 9:32 pm

They both broke the law.