Lawmaker proposes different option to curb meth

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) - State Rep. Brent Yonts is offering a fresh
proposal to fight meth in Kentucky, where lawmakers have been in a
stalemate over whether to make cold and allergy medications
containing pseudoephedrine available only by prescription.

Yonts has scheduled a 1 p.m. press conference to unveil his
proposal that would prevent people with drug convictions from
buying medications containing pseudoephedrine, the key ingredient
in meth.

Lawmakers have been debating over the past year whether to
restrict sales of certain cold and allergy medications to people
with prescriptions. That proposal didn't garner enough support to
pass in last year's legislative session, but is expected to be
considered again when lawmakers convene in January.

Yonts proposal would create a meth offender registry. No one on
that registry could legally purchase medications containing
pseudoephedrine.

(Copyright 2011 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)


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