Governor Kulongoski Takes First Step in Fighting Meth In Oregon

Governor Ted Kulongoski recently signed Senate Bill 2485 in an effort to curb the Meth epidemic hitting Oregon. The Bill makes it much hard for criminals to purchase large qualities of cold medicine that can be used to create the key ingredient for Meth, pseudoephedrine. Working with both parties and both houses of the Legislature the Governor was able to make this important step in halting the spread of Meth.

"I am grateful that the legislature has joined with me in my effort to fight the methamphetamine epidemic in Oregon. I particularly want to recognize the leadership of Representatives Krieger and Macpherson and Senators Burdick and Beyer who put partisanship aside to advance this important piece of legislation.

"The measure passed in the Senate today will have a significant impact on our state by keeping pseudoephedrine out of the hands of meth cooks. It also strengthens the work already done to increase penalties for the distribution of meth, provide effective drug treatment, and bolster our prevention efforts.

"With these next steps, we can continue to make progress in eliminating meth in our communities, ensuring the safety of our children and making Oregon a better place for us all to live."

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Posted on December 1, 2005
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