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State emphasizes changes to meth laws

Updated: September 17, 2013 8:25AM



Recent changes to Indiana’s methamphetamine laws could trigger additional jail time for people who have been previously convicted.

The changes emphasize that a person, who is convicted of manufacturing, dealing, possessing or using meth, is prohibited from possessing ephedrine, pseudoephedrine, or phenylpropanolamine within seven years of the person’s sentence.

Those substances are known as precursors, or ingredients in the manufacturing of meth.

The only exception is if they were dispensed via prescription.

The law also changed, effective July 1, how much ephedrine and pseudoephedrine a person may possess within a given time frame.

A person cannot purchase more than 3.6 grams in a day, 7.2 grams in a 30-day period, or 61.2 grams in a year.

Citizens are encouraged to call their local law enforcement agencies with any information about the possession, distribution, or manufacturing of methamphetamine. Information can also be reported anonymously by calling the Indiana State Police Methamphetamine Tip Line at 1-800-453-4756.



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