Meth Education Project Highlighted in Bill
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Meth Education Project Highlighted in Bill

Date: January 31, 2008
By: Rebecca Layne
State Capitol Bureau

Intro: A crackdown on methamphetamines would be instituted with the Missouri Meth Project introduced by democratic Senator Koster's proposed legislation RunTime:0:35
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Western Missouri Senator Chris Koster's bill would impose mandatory minimum sentences for meth dealers and mandatory treatment for users.

Koster termed his approach the Missouri Meth Project.

 

  
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Description: We need an approach that addresses methamphetamines on the criminal justice front, on the educational front and on the treatment front if we are ever to make progress on this scourge of a drug.

The bill would also monitor sales of pseudo-ephedrine and increase sheriff deputies' salaries to almost 30 thousand per year. 

Reporting from the state Capitol, I'm Rebecca Layne.


Intro: Abundant abuse of methamphetamines influenced a bill that would crackdown on those convicted of meth possession, especially if their home is shared with a child RunTime:0:39
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Candidate for the democratic nomination for attorney general, Chris Koster, introduced a bill that would increase mandatory minimum sentences on those who deal meth.

   Individuals convicted of meth possession would undergo mandatory substance abuse treatment and drug testing with supervised probation.

 

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Description: For the first time, this legislation proposes mandatory minimum sentences in the area of methamphetamine production in the state of Missouri. The bill also, however, mandates in-patient treatment for those who are addicted to this drug. No drug has the recidivism rate or the difficulty to break the habit that methamphetamine has. 


  Those caught with meth in the house where a child lives will also face child endangerment.

  Reporting from the state Capitol, I'm Rebecca Layne.