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St. Louis County Executive Charlie Dooley, (KMOX/file photo)

St. Louis County Executive Charlie Dooley, (KMOX/file photo)

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ST. LOUIS COUNTY (KMOX) – What to do about so-called “meth smurfers,” who buy cold medicines containing pseudoephedrine in St. Louis County and then make meth with it in St. Charles County?

St. Louis County Executive Charlie Dooley doesn’t seem to support making certain cold medicines available by prescription only.

It’s a call that’s come from neighboring St. Charles County, which is dealing with medicines containing pseudoephedrine being used to cook meth.

Dooley says his health director, Delores Gunn, isn’t a fan.

“Dr. Gunn seems to think it would not be in our best interest because everyone would have access to it,” Dooley said.

He says, while the issue is still being researched, he tends to believe that the current system of registering purchasers is enough.

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