State rep.: Increase penalties for meth crimes

A local lawmaker has a plan to make sure meth abusers pay the price.

Friday morning, Tennessee representative Timothy Hill of Blountville announced he's pushing for a bill that increases penalties for people convicted of meth-related crimes by requiring minimum sentences.

"I'm tired of the labs. I'm tired of the broken familes. I'm tired of the destruction of our culture<" Hill said. "I'm tired of the strain on our law enforcement officials."

Representative Hill says other states like Oklahoma and Alabama have seen progress on fighting meth, but Tennessee has been slower to tackle the problem.

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