A new law went into effect on January 1st of 2013 that further constrains the ability to gain access to medications that lead to the manufacture of methamphetamine. Actually passed last year, the measure is designed to add onto the in-state tracking system of over the counter pseudoephedrine sales by adding to a growing multi state network.
A criminal law has been introduced to the Oklahoma State Senate, which would expand the definition of first degree murder. Senate Bill 1066 is aimed at providing express statutory consequences for the state's drug manufacturing and distribution problem. While common sense might suggest that first-degree murder is a simple concept, the legal interpretation provides various elements and situations to which first-degree murder may or may not apply.
"Social Hosting" is now on the books: It is illegal to supply underage persons with alcohol or illegal narcotics on your property. While this seems like a no-brainer, in 2004 when Cody Ryan Greenhaw died at the age of 16 from an alcohol and drug overdose while at a friends house, there was no law, no criminal investigation and no one was punished. Since that time, Cody's mother has been pressuring state legislators to take action. Finally, in May of 2011, Governor Mary Fallin signed into law House Bill 1211 or "Cody's Law."