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Latest news: 12-08-2010

Missouri city adopts Rx for cold medicine

MO -- The city council in Cape Girardeau has approved an ordinance requiring a prescription to buy cold and sinus pills containing a methamphetamine precursor. The Southeast Missourian reports that the council voted 4-3 Monday to require a prescription for pseudoephedrine products. The proposal had the backing of several police officers in Cape Girardeau and surrounding towns. Cape Girardeau is the latest of several Missouri towns to adopt a prescription-only law in the battle against meth. Missouri has led the nation in meth lab busts for the past several years.
From KMBC.com

Magazine lauds anti-meth campaign

The Montana Meth Project, known for its raw, in-your-face ads highlighting the dangers of  methamphetamine, gained national recognition this week as the business magazine Barron’s highlighted it in a cover story on the nation’s top philanthropists. “The Meth Project is spreading — and teenage use of methamphetamine is falling as a result,” the Barron’s story said. “(The) massive campaign of provocative antimeth ads, first rolled out in Montana, moved into Georgia this year and was stepped up in Colorado and Hawaii … In Montana, teenage meth use has fallen below the national average for the first time since 1991.”

Full story, Helena Independent Record

Neglect on laundry list of meth charges

IN – One of two people facing neglect and meth-related charges after a Fort Wayne house fire pleaded guilty in Allen Superior Court. to charges of dealing methamphetamine, meth possession, possession of paraphernalia, possession of meth-making materials and neglect of a dependent. Her co-defendant, Scott Walker, faces the same charges and will be sentenced later.

Full story, Fort Wayne Journal Gazette

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