Anti-Meth Measure Begins in St. Charles County

7 years 6 months 3 weeks ago Tuesday, August 30 2011 Aug 30, 2011 Tuesday, August 30, 2011 6:52:22 AM CDT August 30, 2011 in News
By: The Associated Press

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.

 

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