Hillary Clinton’s Plan to address the Meth problem

Hillary Clinton’s plan to address the problem of meth labs as posted on http://www.hillaryclinton.com.

Break the supply chain for illicit meth labs by:

  • Curbing international supply. Hillary will direct her U.S. Trade Representative, Secretary of State, the Attorney General, and Secretary of Homeland Security to work  with Mexico and other foreign governments to improve regulation and policing of worldwide trade and smuggling of these meth precursors, building on progress over the last few years.
  • Curbing domestic manufacturing. Here at home, Hillary will give law enforcement the tools it needs to track and identify suspected methamphetamine producers, including requiring certification of licensed vendors and prohibiting the wholesale of precursor chemicals to non-certified agents.
  • Reduce demand by supporting community infrastructure to address methamphetamine addiction, especially in families with children. She will create a grant program that funds pilot projects in local communities to help them build a defense against meth addiction, particularly for young people, families with children, and pregnant and postpartum women.
  • Make it a federal crime to manufacture or distribute a controlled substance – including meth – that is colored, packaged, or otherwise altered in a way designed to appeal to kids and young people. Last year, the DEA reported that drug dealers are coloring meth crystals and giving them names like “Strawberry Quick.” The crystals resemble “pop rocks” and other forms of candy. One goal of dealers is to try to lure in young customers “by making meth seem less dangerous.” Hillary will sternly punish any dealer or trafficker of meth that colors, packages, or otherwise alters the drug to appeal to young people.

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