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Locally-made meth gets new look as popularity of imported ‘scourge’ grows

WZZM13, August 12, 2019

Restrictions on the sale of cold and allergy medications illegally used to make methamphetamine has taken on renewed importance as the number of people experimenting with meth continues to rise, local leaders say.

“If people buy these medicines to make meth, there will be serious consequences,’’ Kent County Prosecutor Chris Becker said.  

Becker made his comments during a Monday news conference at Keystone Pharmacy on Cascade Road SE to raise awareness about efforts to curb the illegal purchase of over-the-counter medications used to make meth.

Officials are worried the recent surge of methamphetamine coming here from Mexico could also drive demand for locally-produced meth. That after a recent period of relative quiet.

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