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Proposed legislation aimed at stopping meth
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|Last Edited||None Entered Jan 25, 2005 06:58am|
|News Date||Monday, January 24, 2005 08:00:00 AM UTC0:0|
|Description||U.S. Sen. Jim Talent has filed legislation to provide Missouri, and other states, with new resources to help stop the production and distribution of methamphetamines. |
Congressmen Roy Blunt, R-Mo., is sponsoring companion legislation in the House of Representatives.
Talent's Combat Meth Act proposal provides funding millions for the two states who will be selected for the pilot program. The two states selected to participate in the pilot program will receive $5 million to help prosecute methamphetamine offenders. Those states will be required to enforce stiffer laws to require a mandatory minimum sentence and bail restrictions for those who cook and distribute methamphetamines.
Because Missouri is considered to be the leading methamphetamine manufacturing state, it is likely to be selected to participate in a two-state pilot program. California is second to Missouri in the seizure of methamphetamine labs.