A 41-year-old Topeka woman is charged with picking up a 7-pound package containing methamphetamine from a post office after law enforcement agents were tipped off the drugs would be there.
The lawsuit claims the program violates students’ Fourth Amendment rights against unlawful searches and seizures.
“Smurfing” involves people buying cold and allergy medicines containing the pseudoephedrine and selling them to meth makers.
In 2010, there were 53 meth lab busts in St. Louis County; last year there were 60. However, this year the number has topped 100.
Data and interviews from an investigation by The Associated Press found growing numbers of meth lab seizures in cities such as St. Louis.
Key is a new type of pseudoephedrine from which cannot be extracted.
Several pharmacies in the St. Louis area are now selling the first-ever pseudoephedrine-based decongestant that apparently cannot be used to make methamphetamine.
They’re making meth in “superlabs” and using already established marijuana and cocaine pipelines to ship it into the region.
Mexican drug cartels are quietly filling the void in the nation’s drug market created by the long effort to crack down on American-made methamphetamine, flooding U.S. cities with exceptionally cheap, extraordinarily potent meth from factory-like “superlabs.”
Meth incidents rising in St. Charles Co. despite pseudoephedrine ban.