Madison Courier 10K Walk/Run
Letters To The Editor
News & Record
Carroll County Detention Center
Jefferson Circuit Court
Jefferson Superior Court
Real Estate Transfers
Health Department Inspections
Civil War Sesquicentennial
Bill a good step in fight against meth
Wednesday, April 17, 2013 11:00 AM
Gov. Mike Pence is expected to sign legislation that will help in the fight against methamphetamine manufacturing, sales and use.
State senators Tuesday gave final approval to a bill tightening the limits on how much consumers can buy of cold and allergy pills used to make meth. The House previously approved the bill.
The state Senate voted 43-5 in favor of lowering the annual purchase limit of pseudoephedrine-based products to about 61 grams per person. That's about an eight-month supply of the current law's monthly limit.
The bill also increases the criminal penalties for anyone convicted of buying at least 10 grams of the medicines for a meth maker.
Several police groups pushed for state law to require a doctor's prescription to buy the medicines, but the bill doesn't take that step.
This next step in the war on drugs is sensible and manageable. No, it isn't going to bring an end to the meth problem, but it sure will make it more difficult for production of the drug.
This new law and on-going education about the dangers of drug use is the correct path to take.
You folks just don't get it do you. You want folks off drugs, but how do you show it? They are bored stupid. You have ran off business and decent wage earners with your taxes. You worry about histerical Madison when the lower income folks can't buy food let alone paint and "wooden windows".
You want respect...earn it. Bring back the businesses. Give people hope. Stop with expensive pools in old schools and get real.
Why do you think people leave? Because they are tired of their family? You give no hope to folks staying there.
Do your part. Step up and do your elected job...not what some friend wants.
Get off your duff and find businesses. Bring them back. Stop with the over taxed mess in Indy. They will bury you. Let them know your tired of it.
It's your choice...get real and help the county...or let it die. Your call.
People do drugs because they are bored and frightened. Just as they did booze when I lived there. Give them hope. If they can find jobs...they do not have to sell drugs to feed the baby.
Can you do it? Are you strong enough to face the task? I doubt it. You have yours...give them no mind...better to feed them in jail than put them to work.
Want to talk about how to fix things...I will be back in July. Lets talk like grown ups...not like your friends want to make them shine.
This comment has been hidden due to low approval.
4/17/2013 11:41:00 AM
Report this comment
Please fill out the form below to submit a comment.
A comment must be approved by our staff before it will displayed on the website.
© 2015 The Madison Courier 310 Courier Square, Madison, IN 47250 (812) 265-3641 (800) 333-2885
All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.
Software © 1998-2015 1up! Software, All Rights Reserved