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Police Call for Changes in Meth Laws

By AP/KWMU

Union, MO – Several law enforcement officials in Missouri want stronger controls on certain cold pills to reduce methamphetamine production.

They're pushing for a new policy that would allow for certain pseudoephedrine products to be sold only in pharmacies.

They'd also like customers to agree to have certain cold medication purchases and their identities recorded in a statewide database that police could see.

Some drug investigators say Missouri's current law is not tough enough to keep up with the increasing production of meth, a highly addictive drug. One of the drug's ingredients is pseudoephedrine.

Sheriff's department officials in Franklin County say they and others have started a petition to try and change the law.

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