State Representative Kivela Introduces Measure To Curb Meth Production

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State Representative John Kivela (D-Marquette)

State Representative John Kivela (D-Marquette)

Marquette, MI – (Great Lakes Radio News) – 109th District State Representative John Kivela has introduced a bill in a bipartisan package of legislation aimed at battling methamphetamine production in the state.

The Marquette Democrat says it would create a stop-sale notice through the National Precursor Log Exchange for any individual with a felony drug conviction trying to purchase a product containing pseudoephedrine.

Those with prior felony drug convictions would have to get a valid prescription from a physician to override the stop-sale, but would not affect the process for individuals without felonies on record.

Kivela says the bills work together to combat the organized group purchase of pseudoephedrine where many people buy only the daily, or 30-day, per-person limit, then combine the drug to make a larger quantity of meth.

After introduction to the full House, the package was sent to the House Criminal Justice Committee for consideration.

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