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Latest news: 12-8-2009

County with most meth labs passes pseudoephedrine ordinance

Jefferson County, MO - More meth labs are busted in Jefferson County than anywhere else in the country. On Monday night, leaders there passed an ordinance aimed at helping law enforcement deal with the meth problem. The council voted unanimously to require a prescription for people to buy products with pseudoephedrine in them, like cold medicines. Pseudoephedrine is a major ingredient in making meth.

"It is the only cold remedy that puts innocent children and families at risk through this cooking process," said County Executive Chuck Banks about pseudoephedrine.

Full story, KTVI-TV

Woman arrested after meth lab found in home with children

Iowa City, IA - An Iowa City woman faces drug and child endangerment charges after police raided her home and found an active meth lab.

Iowa City Police responded to a report for the alleged meth lab at the residence of Cindy Guhl, 50, 101 Shrader Rd.

Full story, KCRG-TV

Meth investigation nets 22 people

TN - Jackson police have arrested 22 people after conducting an investigation, with the cooperation of local pharmacies, into the purchase of pseudoephedrine for the purpose of manufacturing methamphetamine.

The investigation was conducted by the Metro Narcotics Unit and the Gang and Street Crimes units, according to a news release.

Full story, The Jackson Sun

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