NATIONAL METHAMPHETAMINE TRAINING & TECHNICAL ASSISTANCE CENTER
Latest news: 10-21-2009
More cold medicine could move behind the counter
A nationwide resurgence in illegal methamphetamine labs is prompting state and municipal lawmakers to consider copying an Oregon law requiring a prescription for many cold medicines, a restriction opposed by manufacturers.
Oregon in 2005 became the first state to require a doctor's prescription for medications containing pseudoephedrine, which is used in about 40 cold and allergy medicines. Pseudoephedrine also is the primary ingredient for methamphetamine, a highly addictive stimulant.
Controversy over pregnant woman jailed after meth use
TX - Amber Lovill was almost six months pregnant and on probation when a mandatory drug test found high levels of methamphetamine in her system.
What happened next to the Corpus Christi woman — jail time followed by drug treatment in a secure facility for felons — prompted a legal challenge that will be heard this week by the state's highest criminal court.
Baby goes to hospital after meth lab discovery
TN - The Knox County Sheriffs Office arrested three people and sent a baby to the hospital after busting an active meth lab.
Deputies said they discovered the meth lab in a detached garage in West Knox County after an ongoing investigation. It was located by a mobile home at 11325 Sam Lee Road around 3 p.m. Tuesday.