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New Meth Law in the Works

New Meth Law in the Works

New Meth Law in the Works
 April 23, 2013

NEW YORK (WENY)- New York Senator Tom O'mara's move to make it even more difficult for meth labs to operate has been approved by the state's senate.

     The law carries a maximum sentence of life in prison for having meth manufacturing equipment and producing methamphetamine.

    Criminals convicted of operating a meth lab twice within five years will now be slapped with a Class A-1 felony.

    Previously the same offense ranked as a Class B felony, carrying a maximum prison sentence of up to 25 years. If you're caught with materials to produce meth you'll face up to seven years in jail.

    Senator O'mara says the laws need to keep pace with the goal of putting meth manufacturers out of business in New York State.