Revised Local Meth Law Approved by County Lawmakers
Friday, September 27, 2013
Cortland County lawmakers have approved a local law that places regulations on the amount of pseudoephedrine an individual can legally poses. The law is aimed at combating the growing meth epidemic in Cortland County
The law is based on federal regulations that place limits on the over counter medication which is a key ingredient in the production of the illegal drug meth.
Under the federal and local law an individual can only poses 3.6 grams of pseudoephedrine a day and no more than 9 grams of the drug in 30 days. Possessing larger quantities would result in a felony charge punishable by a year in jail and a one thousand a dollar fine.
The legislation also gives local law enforcement access to store records where pseudoephedrine is sold so that investigators can track who is buying the drug and how much of it.
County D-A Mark Suben says this local law will provide area police agencies with another tool to combat the scourge of meth production.
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