Compromise meth bill passes subcommittee

KEY POINTS* Requires all pharmacies to use the National Precursor Log Exchange by Jan. 1, 2012* Making meth in the presence of children becomes a Class A felony if the child is under 8, or a Class B felony if the child is older than 8.* A pharmacist will be required sell any products containing pseudoephedrine.* Smurfing - going from store to store to buy pseudoephedrine products - becomes a Class A misdemeanor.* A statewide meth study will be conducted over the next year and will be released no later than Jan. 1, 2013.Source: House Bill 1051

After back-and-forth heated debates for the last two months on how to curb the production of meth in Tennessee, a proposal is one step closer to a state House vote.