Wildwood Considers Tougher Anti-Meth Law
WILDWOOD, Mo. (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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