Bill would offer 'meth-mobile' protection

The “meth problem” could quickly become your problem if you’re a used car buyer.

An Indiana lawmaker has authored a bill that aims to protect consumers from rolling meth labs.

“Well, sometimes cars are used to produce meth, methamphetamine and that makes the car essentially a hazardous waste site,” said Ind. Sen. Joseph Zakas, (R) Granger.

Senate Bill 277 would add a provision to Indiana’s so called Lemon Law. If a car seller knew that the vehicle was used in meth making they would be required to forewarn the buyer.

If the buyer was not warned, they could take the seller to court and recover up to $10,000 in damages, as well as the costs of decontaminating a vehicle.

“There’s a lot of meth problems up especially around the Elkhart County area and in other parts of the state as well, it’s just sad to know that these kinds of cars are out there and can be very dangerous for someone to buy,” said Senator Zakas.

Senate Bill 277 has been scheduled for a committee hearing on Monday. The bill would give a buyer two years from the date of a violation to bring action against a dealer or seller.

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