Meth Offender Registry Act passes Okla. House

By: Daniel Armbruster Email
By: Daniel Armbruster Email

OKLAHOMA CITY - A bill that would require convicted meth users in Oklahoma to register with the state has passed the House of Representatives. Oklahoma House Bill 3380 is similar to the state's existing sex-offender registry.

It would be operated by the Oklahoma State Bureau of Narcotics and Dangerous Drugs Control. State Representative Randy Terrill of Moore authored the bill. Terrill says anyone listed on the registry would not be able to purchase pseudoephedrine products, a common ingredient used to make meth. Terrill says it will also help residents identify potentially dangerous individuals involved in meth production and distribution.

"Meth is a cancer. It destroys individuals who get involved with it. It destroys the people around them; their family and loved ones. So we have to remain very vigilant and very proactive,” said Terrill (R)-Moore.

The bill passed in the House 95-0. It now moves to the Senate.

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  • by Anonymous on Mar 13, 2010 at 12:45 PM
    So now they'll just resort to dragging others in to buy the stuff to get their fix or have kids do it.. Why not do us all a favor and make drunk drivers have to have sticker on their cars along with multiple wreckless driving offenders. These people kill more then meth ever has.
  • by Scalawag Location: OK on Mar 12, 2010 at 09:17 AM
    Zyklon, I think you have point. The sex offender registry is a joke because not everyone on it is some kind of pervo child-molester or rapist. A kid sexting or someone taking a leak in his yard can end up on it.
  • by Not a user on Mar 12, 2010 at 08:45 AM
    Does this mean there may be a large migration of Oklahomans to Texas and other surrounding states in the future? lol And also, how might this affected the *ahem* "good ol' boys" if some of them are doing it too and just haven't been "caught"? I wouldn't want to be in their shoes because I'd be afraid of pay backs. I do feel bad for the people who have cleaned up their lives though.
  • by whatever Location: okla on Mar 11, 2010 at 07:16 PM
  • by rick Location: ardmore on Mar 11, 2010 at 05:01 PM
    sherina all it means is u have to register with authorities nothing is being taken away from u and if ur clean now then no worries right?
  • by Bill Location: Southmayd on Mar 11, 2010 at 02:14 PM
    What about good looking people? is there going to be a data base for people who are so good looking you gotta watch out for them cause there so good looking?
  • by Anonymous on Mar 11, 2010 at 11:48 AM
    I for one agree witht this registry. If you take in to account that meth is a huge problem for our area of the state, then I don't see how anyone could be against it. I would rather the known drug users have to register for the simple fact that they are the ones committing other crimes. If we could track the meth users, we would probably have alot more non-drug cases solved.
  • by Scherina Large Location: Durant, OK on Mar 11, 2010 at 11:05 AM
    Well I'm just woundering how this is going to affect those of us that have been convicted of possession and have seen first hand the misery, have had it take everything and everyone that ment anything to us away. I am now sober and am in recovery now and am loving life more than I thought possible and its because I don't use any more. How is this Bill going to affect those of us that have gone to school and furthred our education to become a productive member of society, is this another obsticle we have to endure even after we have turned our life around. Yes it's true once an addict always an addict, its a choice not to use, and there are thousands of us that have made that change in our lifes because we don't and will not live that nightmare ever again. How is this bill going to benefit anyone by having to register like you a SEX OFFENDER, Does that mean we are like SEX OFFENDERS!! I DONT THINK SO!!!
  • by Scalawag Location: OK on Mar 11, 2010 at 10:58 AM
    This is a waste of time & money. Prison isn't the answer either. No one should go to prison for taking a drug. When you incarcerate a drug user they come out with fewer prospects & avenues to get their lives together than they went in with. That just makes them more likely to return to using. If the meth doesn't ruin your life, our legal system will. Drug abuse is bad, but the war on drugs is worse.
  • by indianschool Location: choctaw,county on Mar 11, 2010 at 09:34 AM
    this might work if it is the top level sellers,here we go ,,why can`t the same thing be done to the drunk drivers, make them register,were they can`t buy alcohol,that would save thousands of lives every year,
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