Pryor Supports Federal Meth Bill

JANUARY 25, 2006 - Posted at 3:01 p.m. CST

LITTLE ROCK, AR - Arkansas Senator Mark Pryor says he supports federal legislation that would move medical ingredients used to make methamphetamine behind drug store counters.

The bill is based on laws in Arkansas and Oklahoma that have forced the level of methamphetamine production down in those states.  The federal legislation is sponsored by Republican Senator Norm Coleman of Wisconsin.

Pryor, a Democrat, says the bill won't end access to methamphetamine.  He says the drug is coming into the state from other states and out of the country.

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