While testifying before a panel on new reforms to combat methamphetamines, state Representative Aric Nesbitt of Lawton said the drug has caused "an epidemic and we have to combat it. The House Criminal Justice Committee is considering a three-bill package to cut down on the illegal production of the drug. Nesbitt introduced a bill establishing sentencing guidelines for people convicted of "smurfing" in the production of crystal meth. Smurfing is when a group of people purchase small, legal amounts of pseudoephedrine, a key ingredient of meth, and combine it to make actual meth. The committee continues to consider the legislation.
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