"But what we need to do and the dealers need to understand is that that for every overdose of Fentanyl we trace back to the dealer the charge should be attempted murder.
"A few weeks ago the Board of Aldermen heard our Assistant Chief say if they go to a call they are unable to make arrests because the law protects the other people under the Good Samaritan statutes.
"We saved a life, yes we did and that’s what we all want. No mother or father should ever have to wake up to that call. But what we cannot definitively say is that we prevented the death of another by the very same hands.
"Would arrest prevent it? Would harsher penalties prevent it? There is no easy answer but we must constantly keep reevaluating so we get the answer."
Source: Candidate's Website 2016 http://www.tedgatsas.com/mayor-gatsas-state-of-the-city-address/