Wildwood Weighs Tougher Anti-Meth Law

8 years 9 months 3 days ago Thursday, March 03 2011 Mar 3, 2011 Thursday, March 03, 2011 4:38:00 AM CST March 03, 2011 in Continuous News
Source: Associated Press
By: Stacey Welsh

WILDWOOD (AP) - A St. Louis County town may become the latest to fight methamphetamine by requiring a prescription to buy cold and sinus pills containing a key ingredient. Wildwood officials held a public hearing this week on the possible ordinance.

A first reading on the bill is March 14. The measure would require a prescription to buy pills containing the decongestant pseudoephedrine.

About 30 Missouri towns have adopted similar ordinances. Missouri reported 1,960 busts and seizures of meth labs in 2010, a 10 percent increase over the previous year.

 

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