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Latest news: 10-12-2011

National group to present pseudoephedrine bill to Kentucky lawmakers

CA - The consumer healthcare products association says they recognize that meth production is a problem in Kentucky and as a result they are proposing a bill that would prevent convicted meth offenders from purchasing pseudoephedrine over the counter. Although a bill has not been drafted yet, representatives with CHPA say the bill would also lower the purchase of pseudoephedrine to seven and half grams per month and sixty grams annually.

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On the road to recovery

MO - At the age of 21, Steve Pennington was pronounced dead in his grandmother’s house after a drug overdose. He was rushed to a hospital in St. Louis, where he was revived, but left in a coma. At the time, doctors said he was not showing any brain activity and had no hope of recovery. “About three days into my coma, my dad, who’s a minister, took my hand and said he was going to pray for me,” Pennington said. “He said tears started rolling down my face. God worked a miracle in my life. I recovered with no mental or physical damage.”

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Down the drain: man caught making meth in sewer

OK - Most meth cooks are mixing the highly-toxic, highly-addictive chemicals in a plastic bottle. It’s known as the one-pot or shake-and-bake method. Last week police busted Glenn Reese, 43, for having a bottle of meth inside his backpack at the Wal-Mart at 81st and S. Lewis Avenue. On Monday, that investigation led police to a storm drain near that Wal-Mart where more meth was discovered.

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