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Latest news: 7-31-2009

County considers cold medicine ban

Hillsboro, MO - Jefferson County council members want to hear what the public has to say before moving ahead with a proposal to require prescriptions for some cold and allergy medications that can be used to make meth.

A public hearing has been scheduled for 7 p.m. Aug. 18 at the County Council chambers.

Full story, St. Louis Post-Dispatch

Chickasaw Nation co-spears anti-meth campaign

Ada, OK - Methamphetamine is a highly addictive drug creating a serious impact on communities and families nationwide. Nearly 400,000 Americans are believed to be addicted to meth.

In an effort to reduce meth abuse within the Chickasaw Nation boundaries, Chickasaw Lighthorse Police Department and Oklahoma Bureau of Narcotics have developed an anti-meth initiative known as “Be a Winner, Stand Your Ground.”

Full story, Ada Evening News

Former police chief gets 5 years for drug dealing

Abingdon, VA - Tony Richardson’s mother broke down in tears when he walked into the courtroom for his Thursday sentencing wearing shackles and an orange prison jump suit.

Her outburst exemplified what Richardson’ family and friends described as a deep-seated feeling of loss they have suffered since the former Damascus police chief was caught selling prescription drugs and methamphetamine to a police informant two years ago.

Full story, Bristol Herald Courier

Meth cook in police standoff turns gun on himself

Tulsa County, OK - Five meth labs in a week for Tulsa County Sheriff's Deputies, and this time it was discovered under different circumstances when a man shot himself during a standoff with deputies.

It all happened Thursday afternoon in the 4800 block of West 41st Street.

Full story, KOKI-TV

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