INDEPENDENCE, Ky. (AP) - Several Kentucky lawmakers are
considering bills that would require a doctor's prescription for
cold medicine containing pseudoephedrine.
The compound is a key ingredient in the illicit manufacturing of
In Independence, Kenton Commonwealth's Attorney Rob Sanders told
The Kentucky Enquirer meth isn't as big a problem in northern
Kentucky as it is elsewhere, but the number of cases is growing.
The newspaper reports meth is most prevalent along the
Interstate 65 corridor. A state legislative report found 116
reported meth labs were busted in Jefferson County in 2009.
Officials say "one-pot" labs in which meth is cooked in a
two-liter plastic bottle have increased the problem.
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