Pubdate: Wed, 09 Jun 2004
Source: Ogdensburg Journal/Advance News (NY)
Copyright: 2004 Johnson Newspaper Corp.
Address: P.O. box 409 Ogdensburg NY 13669
Author: Associated Press
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ALBANY, N. Y. - Penalties would be heightened for those caught making
the illegal drug methamphetamine, and for possessing a fertilizer
commonly stolen by those engaged in its manufacture, under legislation
proposed Tuesday by Gov. George Pataki.

The bill would create new crimes of unlawful clandestine lab
operation in the first degree, bringing a prison sentence of 6-to-25
years, or in the second degree, punishable by up to 15 years in
prison. It would also make possession of stolen anhydrous ammonia, a
farm fertilizer used in methamphetamine production, a felony bringing
up to 4 years in prison. 
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