State Rep Supports More Punishment For Meth Production Near Schools

(MARION, IL) — State Representative John Bradley of Marion is supporting a new law increasing the punishment for producing methamphetamine near schools. While there are already increased penalties for producing meth near a church, House Bill 4093 makes producing meth within 1,000 feet of a school a class X felony. Those who now produce the drug within that distance are subject to up to 60 years in prison and a fine of up to $400,000. Bradley says we need to make sure that our students and children are protected both in their community and in schools and this law helps in that. He added that those who put others at risk by producing this toxic drug, especially near a school, should be held accountable to the fullest extent of the law. This law went into effect earlier this month.