Mich. Gov. Snyder signs three bills that make it harder to produce meth

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LANSING, Mich.--- Michigan Governor Rick Snyder has signed three separate bills making it more difficult to produce meth.

The goal is to prevent the practice of purchasing small amounts of pseudo-ephedrine from retailers in an effort to avoid quantity restrictions put in place by a 2011 law.

It's called "smurfing".

The first bill prohibits a person from purchasing or possessing ephedrine or pseudo-ephedrine with the knowledge of manufacturing meth. A violation of this bill will result in a term of up to five years in prison and a fine of up to $5,000.

The second bill prohibits a person from soliciting another person to purchase or obtain ephedrine or pseudo-ephedrine knowing it will be used for methamphetamine production.

The third bill amends the bill above and states that a violation of the above bill will result in a Class D felony charge with a 10 yr. maximum term of imprisonment.