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St. Charles Rental Property May Soon Need Meth Inspections

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ST. CHARLES (KMOX) - St. Charles leaders want to make sure nobody unknowingly moves into a meth house and becomes sick.

St. Charles Mayor Sally Faith said an idea among St. Charles City Council members is to compel property owners to go through an inspection to look for signs of methamphetamine each time they have new renters move in. She says this is already required in unincorporated St. Charles County and in Wentzville.

“Part of that inspection will be certainly examining to make sure there were no meth problems there,” Faith said.

The inspectors, of course, would need to be qualified.

“Whoever certifies would have to be certified themselves,” Faith said. “You would have to have training to know what you’re looking at. I wouldn’t know what I’m looking at.”

There will be public hearings once a formal ordinance is drafted.

In St. Charles, you must receive a prescription to buy pseudoephedrine, a major ingredient in meth.

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