Anti-Meth Measure Begins in St. Charles County
ST. CHARLES, Mo. (AP) -- A prescription is now necessary in St. Charles County to purchase cold and allergy medicine containing pseudoephedrine as the county seeks to put a halt to methamphetamine abuse.
KSDK-TV reports that the measure approved by the St. Charles County Council last month took effect on Tuesday. Pseudoephedrine is a key ingredient in meth, and Missouri annually is among the national leaders in meth lab seizures.
Opponents of the new law say it will be a burden for law-abiding residents. But several Missouri towns and counties have adopted prescription-only laws in the fight against meth.