Creigh Deeds on Drugs


Make combating methamphetamines a top priority

When home-grown methamphetamine labs were wreaking havoc on our communities--Sen. Deeds didn't just speak up; he took action. This terrible drug, and the devastating consequences of making it in homes, was spreading around the Commonwealth. Law enforcement experts told Deeds that one in six home meth labs explode or catch fire. Even labs that don't have accidents leave a toxic residue that sickens families--especially children--for years after these illegal drug makers have moved on.

This is why Sen. Deeds made combating methamphetamines a top priority. While it is commonplace these days to look for your cold or allergy medicine behind the counter at your local drug store, it took real leadership to change the laws that allowed home methamphetamine labs to produce their poison. Deeds passed the legislation requiring that over-the-counter drugs used by illegal drug makers to manufacture meth be taken off the shelf and put behind the counter.

Source: Campaign website, www.deedsforvirginia.com , Jul 21, 2009

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