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WV Senate Approves Bill To Curb Meth Making

Reported: Feb. 18, 2014 9:55 AM EST
Updated: Feb. 18, 2014 4:55 PM EST
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CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) -- The West Virginia Senate has passed a bill to make drugs used in the production of methamphetamine available only by prescription.

The bill will make pseudoephedrines a Schedule IV prescription drug and exempt medicines that can't easily be converted to meth.

The bill has been passed to the House for action.

Before passage, the Senate voted to amend the bill to allow individuals charged with possession of pseudoephedrine, and who purchased the drug legally in another state, to go to court and have charges dropped. Sen. Corey Palumbo explained this process may be used by a person only once.

Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin said he was open to taking a close look at a final bill.

Only Oregon and Mississippi have passed similar laws.

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CHARLESTON, W.Va. (Jeff Morris, AP) -- The West Virginia Senate passed a bill Tuesday to make drugs used in the production of methamphetamine available only by prescription.

The bill passed with several amendments




CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) -- The West Virginia Senate is scheduled to vote on a bill to make drugs used in the production of methamphetamine available only by prescription.

The bill would make pseudoephedrines a Schedule IV prescription drug and exempt medicines that can't easily be converted to meth.

The bill was advanced to third reading Monday after two unsuccessful attempts to amend it.

Sen. Evan Jenkins submitted one of the amendments. He proposed allowing individuals to carry up to a week's supply without a prescription. As the bill stands, Jenkins said tourists from other states who purchased Sudafed over-the-counter legally and carried it into West Virginia could be convicted of a misdemeanor.

Only Oregon and Mississippi have passed similar laws.

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