Monday Is Decision Day On Kirksville Anti-meth Law

Kirksville City leaders are poised to join their counterparts in states and localities across the nation with action to curb the access to so-called methamphetamine precursors on Monday night. The ordinance up for a vote Monday would require a prescription for drugs commonly used to manufacture methamphetamine…particularly the drug pseudoephedrine. The proposal was drafted by Kirksville Police Chief Jim Hughes from similar ordinances elsewhere in Missouri. In nearly all instances it would be illegal for a person to sell, deliver or distribute drugs containing ephedrine, PSE or other precursor drugs without a prescription or other medical certification. The proposal allows for exemptions for medical professionals or nursing home health care providers, and also establishes a list of PSE-based or similar substances that will still be allowed for sale behind the counter and without a prescription, as they are currently.