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Perceived Effects of Precursor Laws on Domestic Methamphetamine Production

NCJ Number
Journal of Gang Research Volume: 17 Issue: 4 Dated: Summer 2010 Pages: 21-37
Dr. Gregg W. Etter, Sr., Ed.D.; Clarinda M. Garrett, M.S.
Date Published
17 pages
This study examined the perceived effects of precursor laws on domestic production of methamphetamine in the United States.
Methamphetamine is a growing problem in the United States. Methamphetamine is produced both domestically and from foreign sources. In an effort to combat domestic production of methamphetamine, many States have passed laws restricting the purchase of precursors, which are used in the manufacturing process of this drug. This descriptive study examines the perceived effects of precursor laws on domestic methamphetamine production. Attorney General’s offices in all 50 States were surveyed and the various State precursor laws were compared with DEA data on domestic methamphetamine lab seizures from 1999-2007 to determine the perceived effects of precursor laws. Figures and references (Published Abstract)