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Anti-methamphetamine bills move ahead in Michigan

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LANSING, MI (AP) -

Legislation to stop thesale of ephedrine or pseudoephedrine to people convicted of methamphetamine-relatedcrimes is moving ahead in Lansing.

The state Senate last week overwhelminglyapproved bills to alert Michigan stores not to sell cold medicine containingthe popular ingredients for meth production to criminals convicted of methoffenses. The stop-sale alert would apply for 10 years after a conviction.

Senators also voted to make it a 10-yearfelony to buy ephedrine or pseudoephedrine knowing it's intended to make meth.

Michigan already restricts the sale orpossession of certain amounts of ephedrine or pseudoephedrine.

The legislation sponsored by Republican Sen.John Proos of St. Joseph now goes to the House.

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