INDIANAPOLIS (AP) - The Indiana Senate has approved a bill that would set
tighter limits on the quantities consumers may buy of cold medications often
used to make methamphetamine.
44-4 on Monday in favor of the bill that would allow the purchase of up to
61 grams a year of ephedrine and pseudoephedrine. That’s about an
eight-month total of the current law’s monthly limit of 7.2 grams.
The bill also
increases the criminal penalty for anyone buying more than 10 grams of those
medicines intending to give them to someone who is making meth.
groups have pushed for a state law requiring a doctor’s prescription for
those medicines, but the bill doesn’t take that step.
The measure now
goes to the House for consideration.