Alton State Representative Dan Beiser is sponsoring a bill that passed out of then House recently and is awaiting action in the Senate that takes on meth makers.  House Bill 4093 institutes stiffer penalties for manufacturing meth within 1,000 feet of a school. This penalty already exists for manufacturing meth within 1,000 of a church and it is similar to sentencing enhancements that already exist for manufacturing other drugs.

Beiser says this bill was created after a house was found to be manufacturing meth a block away from a school earlier recently in South Roxana. 

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Beiser says law enforcement officials should have every tool at their disposal to help fight against this drug.  Fellow Alton Democrat Bill Haine is sponsoring the bill in the Senate.

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