It is no secret that Alabama is cracking down on the methamphetamine trade with Attorney General Troy King appointing the head of his Family Protection Unit to also serve on the state's Meth Task Force.
There are laws in place that can put people behind bars even if they're not cooking meth, or have any meth on them. It’s called a precursor violation, and a person can go to jail if they have any of these precursor ingredients: nasal decongestants, red phosphorus and iodine.
There’s no exact amount that can put you in violation. However police say it isn't that simple.
The reason this law went into effect in 2001 was to protect law enforcement from entering a scene while the meth is being cooked; there could be explosions and other dangerous scenarios.
There were 21 arrests last year for precursor violations.
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