Kivela Meth Legislation Passes State Senate

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    State Representative John Kivela (D-Marquette)
    State Representative John Kivela (D-Marquette)

    Marquette, MI – (Great Lakes Radio News) – Legislation introduced by 109th District State Representative John Kivela in June, has passed in the State Senate.

    The bill amends the Michigan Penal Code to include a provision for racketeering involving illegal meth production.

    Kivela’s bill is part of a greater legislative effort to prevent the illegal production and distribution of meth in Michigan, including a new meth offender registry which will block sales of products containing pseudoephedrine for individuals appearing on the registry.

    The Legislature has also passed bills fighting what is called “smurfing” – an organized group purchase of pseudoephedrine where all individuals buy only the daily, or 30-day, per-person limit, then combine the drug to make a larger quantity of meth.

    These bills were signed into law by Governor Snyder earlier this year.

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