Cantor Supported Methamphetamine Elimination Act Signed into Law by President Bush
Cantor: "Meth A Clear and Present Danger to Our Communities"
WASHINGTON, DC - Congressman Eric Cantor (R-VA-07) applauded President Bush's signing into law a drug and terror fighting provisions included in the PATRIOT Act. Included in the PATRIOT Act was The Methamphetamine Epidemic Elimination Act that will help state and local agencies fight against the production and distribution of Methamphetamine (Meth) drugs.
"Methamphetamine abuse is a growing problem across our country and a clear and present danger to our communities," said Cantor. "Meth is a highly addictive drug that destroys everything it comes in contact with. This drug is easy to manufacture, is highly addictive and wildly toxic to our environment and our communities. The Methamphetamine Epidemic Elimination Act will make it more difficult to obtain the over-the-counter ingredients needed to produce Meth and tightens the criminal penalties for those who traffic and manufacture these dangerous drugs.
"The Department of Justice's National Drug Intelligence Center, has identified Meth as an "increasing threat to Virginia, particularly southwest Virginia." Similar legislation at the state level has been successful in the war against Meth, I hope this law will be as successful," concluded Cantor.