The result was expected, but the split vote — not so much. The Kirksville City Council has made it more difficult for meth-makers to get their hands on a key ingredient used in the illegal drug. The vote was 3-2 in favor of the ordinance regulating purchases of meth precursor drugs, specifically ephedrine and pseudoephedrine. Starting May first, you will have to have a doctor’s prescription to buy most pseudoephedrine products at any pharmacy in Kirksville. Jerry Mills and Robert Russell said last night they heard from a lot of residents who oppose such an ordinance, prompting them to vote against it.