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Bosma Discusses Meth Epidemic in Evansville

The most powerful man in the Indiana House of Representatives makes a stop in Evansville.
The most powerful man in the Indiana House of Representatives makes a stop in Evansville. House Speaker Brian Bosma has been in the River City the last couple days, meeting with top officials about some of the challenges Evansville is facing.

One of those challenges is curbing the meth epidemic. The state and the county are well on their way to another record year in meth busts. But there have been bills presented that would make pseudoephedrine prescription-only. That's the key ingredient in making meth.

Those bills have repeatedly stalled in the Statehouse, but not if the House speaker had his way.

"Depsite the fact that my family has a lot of allergies and uses pseudoephedrine quite a bit," said Bosma, "I'm a fan of the prescription route. But there's going to be healthy debate on that in the coming session. The majority view will be to allow the current legislation to go for a while."

That current legislation is Senate Bill 496, which was passed into law this year. It places a more stringent cap on how much pseudoephedrine you can buy.
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