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New Laws against Making Meth and Drugged Driving in Michigan

New Laws against Making Meth and Drugged Driving in Michigan

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Michigan has recently passed new statutes against home meth labs and drugged driving aimed at addressing the state’s drug problem. The state’s growing meth problem prompted this step towards creating a first-line defense against repeat offenders. 

 

The new law criminalizes the purchase of over-the-counter cough and cold medication with the intention of creating crystal meth. Pharmacists would act as a warning for law enforcement because they would be alerted when customers who were previously convicted of meth-related crimes try to purchase drug ingredients. 

 

Another piece of legislation will “give police greater leeway to check suspected drivers who may be operating a motor vehicle under the influence of drugs or alcohol” (Lavitt, 2015). 
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Lavitt, J. (2015). Michigan passes laws aimed at meth making and drugged driving. Retrieved from http://www.thefix.com/content/michigan-passes-laws-aimed-meth-making-and-drugged-driving
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