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Missouri Could Get Meth Pilot Project

By AP/KWMU

Washington, DC – Missouri could be one of two states to take part in a pilot program that targets meth cooks and dealers.

The proposal in Washington would provide $5 million in federal money for prosecuting meth offenders. In return, the participating states would have to enact laws requiring minimum mandatory sentences for meth crimes and restricting bail for meth offenders.

U.S. Senator Jim Talent and Congressman Roy Blunt filed the legislation. They say Missouri's huge meth problem make it likely the state will be chosen for the project.

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