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Lawmakers cut penalties for people caught with drug supplies

1 year 2 months 1 week ago Thursday, May 12 2016 May 12, 2016 May 12, 2016 11:57 AM May 12, 2016 in News
Source: Associated Press
By: ApNewsNow

BATON ROUGE - Louisiana lawmakers have agreed to cut the penalties for possessing, selling and using drug paraphernalia to conform with lessened marijuana penalties passed last year.

Someone caught with the drug supplies will face up to 15 days in jail and a fine up to $300 on a first offense.

A second offense will carry a jail term of no more than six months and a fine up to $1,000. Someone convicted for a third or subsequent offense will face prison time of up to two years and a fine as high as $2,500.

An 84-4 vote Wednesday in the Louisiana House sent the measure by Rep. Greg Miller, a Norco Republican, to the governor's desk.

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