New Meth Law Goes Into Effect

By: Kelly Sparks
By: Kelly Sparks

Starting today, anyone wanting some cold medicines will have to ask for it. A new law took effect-requiring pharmacies to get a photo ID and signature from anyone wanting medication with pseudopehedrine in it.

Pseudoephedrine is a key ingredient for making meth and officials hope by controlling the sale of the drugs ingredients, it will put a stop to the meth problem.

The medication is being kept behind the counter and away from public access; only pharmacy technicians are allowed to sell the cold medicines.

Anyone buying the medication will have to show a photo ID and enter his or her name, address, date of birth and signature into a log.

The Warren County Drug Task Force says in the past year, there have been 130 meth related cases the county.

Pharmacists and residents are hoping that number will decrease with this new law.

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