INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Indiana lawmakers are backing tighter
limits on how much consumers may buy of cold medications often used to
make methamphetamine but not the tougher measure sought by several mayors.
Evansville, Muncie, Terre Haute and other cities told a House committee
Wednesday they believed state law should require a doctor's prescription
to buy pseudoephedrine-based products.
Dennis Tyler says the city's police department spent more than 2,000
man-hours dealing with about 60 meth labs last year, with more costs from
cleanups from fires and dangerous chemicals.
committee members said requiring prescriptions would be unfair to
approved a bill that would limit purchase of the medicines to about 61
grams per year. That's about an eight-month supply of the current law's