"The Department of Justice will seek the death penalty against drug traffickers when it's appropriate under current law", said Andrew Bremberg, director of Mr Trump's Domestic Policy Council, in the briefing detailing the plan.
The Trump administration announced its long-awaited plan to address the opioid crisis during a phone call with reporters on Sunday evening. During a trip to Asia last fall, he did not publicly rebuke Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte, who authorized extrajudicial killings of drug dealers.
On the ground in states like New Hampshire, West Virginia and Kentucky - the front lines of the struggle to control opioid addiction - concern is largely directed at shutting down the supply of illegal narcotics, particularly potent fentanyl and carfentanil, shipped from overseas - and treating the lifelong struggles of millions of addicts. His victory there in the Y 2016 Republican primary helped propel him to the nomination.
Trump, who a year ago declared the opioid crisis a national health emergency, said he would start a public awareness campaign to reduce Americans' dependence on the drugs.
President Trump speaks about combating the opioid crisis during a visit to Manchester Community College in Manchester, N.H. on Monday.
While invoking familiar campaign themes - such as deporting people who've immigrated illegally and building a wall along the Mexican border - Trump called for the death penalty for drug traffickers and hinted at a potential federal lawsuit against opioid-producing drug companies.
The Justice Department said the federal death penalty is available for limited drug-related offences, including violations of the "drug kingpin" provisions in federal law.
Other parts of the plan include broadening education and awareness, and expanding access to proven treatment and recovery efforts.
He said he'd like to see a federal requirement that doctors who prescribe opioids also become certified to prescribe medication for treatment.
Trump has mused openly in recent weeks about subjecting drug dealers to the "ultimate penalty".
"These sentences do not reduce or stop drug trafficking, and in fact often they have the opposite effect".
Warmer weather and rain chances for the weekend
It will still be breezy with the east winds changing to the northwest behind the system, gusting up to 30 miles per hour. Sunday into Monday will see at least two main waves of rain as our next system moves through the area.
"If we are not going to get tough on the drug dealers who kill thousands of people and destroy so many people's lives, we are just doing the wrong thing", he said. Doug Berman, a law professor at Ohio State University, predicted the issue would go all the way to the U.S. Supreme Court.
"I want to win this battle, I don't want to leave at the end of seven years and have this problem", Trump said.
"Lot of voters in this room", he quipped after his death penalty comment won applause. "This is no longer somebody else's community, somebody else's kid, somebody else's co-worker".
The new plan would also call for prevention, with a goal of reducing the number of opioid prescriptions by one-third over the next three years.
It is unclear how this new plan will affect federal prosecutions. Many times a deputy is the first on scene to an overdose or medical emergency, having training to use Narcan allows the deputy to administer life-saving treatment, according to a news release from the Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff's Station. He won the state's 2016 Republican presidential primary but narrowly lost in the general election to Hillary Clinton.
The Italian added: "We are not playing every three days, so for this reason I will pick up the best solution for Sunday's game". Having now exited the Champions League , the fixture list is beginning to ease up for the Blues.
Though it has grossed $96 million in two weeks of release in China, Black Panther slid steeply in its second weekend. Jordan, Lupita Nyong'o, Martin Freeman, Angela Bassett, Forest Whitaker, and Andy Serkis.
Now, Fortnite on the App Store is marked as an " Invite Event " but is downloadable, and the game client has a hefty size of 2GB. You'll be asked to enter some details, including your e-mail address and the device model you're using.
Jaime Nava, captain of Spain, said: "I don't want to think that rugby has been prostituted to leave us out". Spain lost 18-10 in a match they needed to win to confirm their place at the 2019 Rugby World Cup .
Iran, of course, doesn't have a nuclear weapons program, and didn't have such a program for years before the deal was made. Pompeo, head of the Central Intelligence Agency, is seen as taking a harder line on Iran.
The premiere of Infinity War's latest theatrical trailer coincided with the movie's presale tickets going on sale at 9 a.m. From what we know, the final battle between our favorites and Thanos for the Infinity Stones will take place in Wakanda.
Crews were eventually evacuated from the vicinity due to the risk of another explosion and possible exposure to unsafe chemicals. Investigators said Thursday that they believe the explosion was caused by a worker dragging his foot along the factory floor.
Hyundai, Kia cars probed for faulty airbags
Four of the crashes involved Hyundai Sonatas made in 2011 and the other two involved Kia Fortes made in 2012 and 2013. Jim Trainor, Hyundai spokesman, told the news organization that "it's very unusual to have that kind of collision".
Georgia meeting with Tom Crean
Many people dismiss Crean for the job that he did at IN , never taking the team further than the Sweet Sixteen IN nine years. That stretch was highlighted by a No. 1 seed in the 2013 NCAA Tournament and a Big Ten Coach of the Year for Crean in 2016.