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House Passes Tougher Penalties For Meth Producers

State lawmakers in the House have passed a measure that would make it a felony for convicted meth producers to possess pseudoephedrine, a key ingredient needed to produce methamphetamine.

Republican representative Craig Horn says the bill would help the state fight against the illegal drug, which he says is produced in every county across North Carolina.

"I ask you to support this bill that will not only create a new offense for those that make methamphetamine in the presence of a child an elderly or a disabled person, but also will raise the bar on those that have been convicted of making methamphetamine and have shown that they are probably going to do it again," Horn says.

The measure now goes to the Senate.

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