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Missouri town to consider tough anti-meth law 

Desloge, MO - Another Missouri town is considering requiring prescriptions for cold remedies containing pseudoephedrine, a key ingredient in methamphetamine.

The Board of Aldermen in the eastern Missouri city of Desloge (duh-LOHZH') discussed the issue Monday. The Park Hills Daily Journal reports that no vote was taken but the city attorney was directed to draft a proposed ordinance.

The communities of Union, Washington and Poplar Bluff have already enacted similar laws, and Kennett leaders are considering one.

Police Chief James Bullock doesn't believe the law would be effective in Desloge unless neighboring towns in eastern Missouri's Lead Belt region enacted similar measures.


Violent Mexican cartel leader captured

Mexico City - When it comes to gore, Mexico’s drug traffickers seem to compete among themselves for the title of most depraved. One will chop off the heads of victims. Another will string dead rivals from bridges or burn their genitals. Recently, hit men removed the face from a dead man and sewed it onto a soccer ball.

On Tuesday, Mexican authorities announced the capture of one of those who they said had been active in this game of one upsmanship, Teodoro Eduardo Garcia Simental, described as a ruthless drug lord based just south of the American border in Tijuana. Mr. García’s trademark, when not trafficking marijuana and methamphetamine to the United States, was boiling rivals in barrels of lye in what has become known as pozole, for the Mexican stew, the authorities said.

Full story, The New York Times

Meth lab explosion injured woman

Louisville, KY - Louisville Metro Police say an evening house explosion that sent a woman to the hospital with extensive burns was started by a possible meth lab.

The explosion happened in the 500 block of Ferguson Lane around 5 p.m. Tuesday. According to investigators, the explosion happened just outside the back door of the home injuring a woman.

Full story, WAVE-TV

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