meth http://news.stlpublicradio.org en Mapped: How Many Meth Incidents Has Your Missouri County Reported This Year? http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/mapped-how-many-meth-incidents-has-your-missouri-county-reported-year <p><em>Updated 1:51 p.m.&nbsp;</em></p><p>It's no secret that <a href="http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/missouri-regains-top-spot-meth-lab-busts">Missouri has problems with methamphetamine</a>. However, the problems are hardly spread equally across the state.</p><p>The Missouri State Highway Patrol has compiled a map showing the number of reported meth incidents in each Missouri county through June 2013. (You can also <a href="http://www.mshp.dps.mo.gov/MSHPWeb/DevelopersPages/DDCC/methLabDisclaimer.html">see what they mean by "incidents,"</a> exactly).</p><p></p> Wed, 25 Sep 2013 18:32:30 +0000 Kelsey Proud 30168 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Mapped: How Many Meth Incidents Has Your Missouri County Reported This Year? St. Louis Company May Have Answer To Ending Meth Labs http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/st-louis-company-may-have-answer-ending-meth-labs <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Not many of us are chemists.</span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Yet by removing one oxygen atom average people here in Missouri regularly are turning common decongestants like </span>Sudafed<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> and Claritin-D into the illicit drug methamphetamine.</span></p> Fri, 15 Mar 2013 09:26:00 +0000 Maria Altman 10203 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org St. Louis Company May Have Answer To Ending Meth Labs Two Arrested In Major Quincy Drug Bust http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/two-arrested-major-quincy-drug-bust <p>Authorities in western Illinois say a drug bust at a Quincy home turned up more than 500 containers used to make methamphetamine.</p><p><a href="http://bit.ly/11bvGol">Illinois State Police Master Sgt. Patrick Frazier on Monday told The Quincy Herald-Whig</a> that it's the biggest bust he's seen involving such "one-pot" shake-and-bake labs. Officers also found more than 180 cans of starter fluid, cans of drain cleaner and used boxes of pills that contain a key meth-making ingredient.</p><p>A special truck had to be called to handle the meth waste. The building has been quarantined.</p> Tue, 08 Jan 2013 14:40:14 +0000 The Associated Press 8128 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Two Arrested In Major Quincy Drug Bust Crestwood Passes Meth House Law http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/crestwood-passes-meth-house-law <p>A St. Louis County town has passed a law aimed at assuring those who buy or rent a home that it is methamphetamine-free.</p><p><a href="http://bit.ly/V2iSx1">The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports </a>that Crestwood recently passed a law requiring the owner of any structure that housed a meth lab to thoroughly clean it before it can be sold or rented.</p><p>Pollution from a meth lab is sometimes so bad that a home has to be demolished. Experts say the chemicals from the drug get into the air and settle on curtains, the floor and furniture. Breathing those chemicals can cause illness.</p> Mon, 07 Jan 2013 14:58:33 +0000 The Associated Press 8088 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Crestwood Passes Meth House Law City may require prescription for pseudoephedrine http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/city-may-require-prescription-pseudoephedrine <p>A south St. Louis alderwoman&nbsp;says she wants her <a href="http://stlouis-mo.gov/internal-apps/legislative/upload/boardbill/BB1541.pdf">legislation</a> that would require a prescription for the common decongestant pseudoephedrine&nbsp;to start a conversation about combating the methamphetamine problem in Missouri.</p> Thu, 13 Sep 2012 21:11:48 +0000 Rachel Lippmann 4595 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org City may require prescription for pseudoephedrine St. Charles County deputy guilty in crime at meth raid http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/st-charles-county-deputy-guilty-crime-meth-raid <p>A St. Charles County deputy faces sentencing in October after being found guilty of several crimes while on a methamphetamine raid.</p><p>Christopher Hunt was charged with felony burglary and misdemeanor counts of assault and property damage. The <a href="http://bit.ly/PorQNh">St. Louis Post-Dispatch&nbsp;reports</a> that a jury delivered the guilty verdict on Wednesday.</p><p>Hunt was among St. Charles County officers responding to a meth lab in neighboring Montgomery County in 2009.</p> Thu, 02 Aug 2012 15:28:26 +0000 The Associated Press 4237 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org St. Charles County deputy guilty in crime at meth raid Morning headlines: Monday, July 30, 2012 http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/morning-headlines-monday-july-30-2012 <p><strong>Review your route: I-64 work has begun</strong></p><p>Several ramps on the stretch of I-64 that runs through downtown closed for roadwork this morning.</p><p>The ramps from 10th Street and 14th Street will be closed around the clock, as will the ramp from Broadway.</p><p>Missouri Department of Transportation spokesman Andrew Gates says there will also be ramp closures for motorists heading into downtown.</p> Mon, 30 Jul 2012 14:17:35 +0000 Julie Bierach, Tim Lloyd & The Associated Press 4205 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Morning headlines: Monday, July 30, 2012 Morning headlines - Friday, June 8, 2012 http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/morning-headlines-friday-june-8-2012 <p><strong>Judge rules that the CVC must release more Dome documents</strong></p><p>The St. Louis Convention and Visitors Commission is being ordered to release more documents related to the renovation of the Edward Jones Dome.</p> Fri, 08 Jun 2012 11:18:10 +0000 Rachel Lippmann & The Associated Press 3872 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Morning headlines - Friday, June 8, 2012 21 from Franklin, Jefferson counties arrested on federal meth charges http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/21-franklin-jefferson-counties-arrested-federal-meth-charges <p>Yesterday, the Drug Enforcement Administration, Franklin County Narcotics Enforcement Unit and the Kirkwood and Pacific City Police Departments busted a large methamphetamine manufacturing network believed to have operated from 2009 to 2011. Twenty-one individuals from Franklin and Jefferson counties suspected to be involved in the network were arrested.<em> (The full list of those arrested is below).</em></p> Thu, 24 May 2012 15:31:21 +0000 Sydney Miller 3774 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org 21 from Franklin, Jefferson counties arrested on federal meth charges Possible 'game-changer' in meth battle manufactured by St. Louis-area company http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/possible-game-changer-meth-battle-manufactured-st-louis-area-company <p>Some are calling it a&nbsp;&quot;game-changer&quot; in the battle against methamphetamine labs - a new&nbsp;form of pseudoephedrine that apparently can&#39;t be used to make the&nbsp;dangerous and addictive drug.</p><p>The formulation known as Tarex, was developed by Highland Pharmaceuticals, a&nbsp;suburban St. Louis company that hopes to have it on the market by&nbsp;summer under the brand name Releva.</p><p>Some narcotics officers believe Tarex holds promise in finally&nbsp;turning the tide against meth labs.</p> Wed, 28 Mar 2012 18:41:37 +0000 The Associated Press 3373 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Possible 'game-changer' in meth battle manufactured by St. Louis-area company