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Posted: Friday, 27 June 2014 3:20PM

Governor Signs Nesbitt's Meth Smurfing Bill, Others

Governor Snyder has signed bills that toughen state laws that discourage illegal meth production. Representative Aric Nesbitt says it's a big problem in southwest Michigan and needs to be eliminated.


One bill prohibits a person from buying any amount of ephedrine or pseudoephedrine with the knowledge it will be used to manufacture meth. The penalty for such is up to five years in prison and up to a $5,000 a fine. Another bill in the package prohibits a person from soliciting, or "smurfing" another person to purchase or obtain ephedrine or pseudoephedrine knowing it will be used for meth production. A third bill makes "smurfing" a Class-D felony carrying a 10-year maximum prison term.


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