INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Indiana legislators have given final approval to a
bill tightening the limits on how much consumers can buy of cold and
allergy pills often used to make methamphetamine.
The state Senate voted 43-5 Tuesday in favor 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.
The House previously approved the bill and it now goes to Gov. Mike Pence
for his consideration.
Several mayors and police groups pushed for state law to require a
doctor's prescription to buy the medicines, but the bill doesn't take that