Doyle Signs Bill Toughening Penalties for Meth Possession

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

Gov. Jim Doyle signed legislation making the possession of methamphetamine a felony.

Previously first-time possession of methamphetamine was a misdemeanor.

The maximum penalty was one year in jail and a $5,000 fine.

The maximum penalty now will be three-and-a-half years in prison and a $10,000 fine.

Doyle plans a ceremonial signing of the bill next month in Hudson.