Kennett weighs anti-meth law

KENNETT, Mo. (AP) - City leaders in the Missouri Bootheel town of Kennett are considering requiring a prescription for the sale of medicines containing pseudoephedrine, an ingredient used to make methamphetamine.

Three Missouri towns - Union, Washington and Poplar Bluff - have already enacted similar laws. Missouri annually leads the nation in meth lab incidents.

The Kennett Daily Dunklin Democrat reports that officials with the Bootheel Drug Task Force recently met with council members to advocate for the ordinance in Kennett.

Task force officials say leaders in two other southeast Missouri towns - Caruthersville and Malden - are watching Kennett before deciding whether to adopt similar laws.

Kennett council members are scheduled to vote on the ordinance on Jan. 19.

Information from: Daily Dunklin Democrat,
(Copyright 2010 by The Associated Press.  All Rights Reserved.)