Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Indiana anti-meth bill passes House, heads to Senate; state had 1,416 meth lab busts in 2014

An anti-meth bill in Indiana that would make it more difficult for anyone with a drug conviction to purchase ephedrine or pseudoephedrine—ingredients used to make meth—easily passed the House on Tuesday by a 46 to 3 vote, Adam Lee reports for The Statehouse File.

The bill, which now goes before the Senate, would require those convicted of "drug-related felonies to obtain a prescription before purchasing or possessing pseudoephedrine or ephedrine," Lee writes. The bill's sponsor, Sen. Michael Young (R-Indianapolis), said the bill is similar to ones in Oklahoma and Alabama that have led those states to see a 70-percent reduction in meth labs. (Indiana Methamphetamine Investigation System graphic)

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