New law cracks down on meth manufacturers

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LANSING, Mich (WLNS) – It’s common knowledge that methamphetamine can be made with materials that have been fairly easy to buy.

Now that is changing.

Governor Rick Snyder today signed into law a number of bills that call for prison sentences and fines for attempting to persuade a person to purchase the ingredients that will be used to make meth. Due to restricted sales of ephedrine and pseudoephedrine, a common cold medication that is a key to methamphetamine production, meth makers will use several people to buy those ingredients. The bills signed into law today call for sentences up to a year in prison and a $1,000 fine for persuading people to buy ingredients.

One of the bills in the package also establishes a five-year “stop sale alert” on people convicted of persuading someone to purchase meth making ingredients.

“Taking these steps to reduce the production and sale of dangerous drugs like methamphetamine is essential to protecting the lives and futures of our children and the safety of Michigan families,” Snyder said.

Read online:

Senate Bill 409
Senate Bill 410

House Bill 4769
House Bill 4864

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