War on Drugs

Oklahoma Attorney Suing Drug Dealers On Behalf of Buyers' Children

Using a little known liability law


A Tulsa attorney is suing 51 people who have been convicted or accused of drug dealing and related offenses on behalf of three children, citing harm from their mothers' drug use. 

The lawsuit by attorney Kevin Adams is being filed under a state law called the Drug Dealer Liability Act. Adams said the law has been on the books since 1994 but that few people, including attorneys, are aware of it.