W.Va. House Passes 'Meth Bill'

By: The Associated Press Email
By: The Associated Press Email

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) -- The West Virginia House of Delegates on Friday has passed legislation to allow county commissions to make drugs used to cook meth available by prescription only and to limit the amount of cold medicines that can be purchased each year.

The bill allows people to purchase 24 grams of pseudoephedrine annually, half the current limit. In addition, the bill would now allow pharmacists to refuse to sell Sudafed and similar drugs to people who are not regular customers at the pharmacy.

Del. John Shott said this measure is meant to prevent people from purchasing cold medicines for meth cooks.

The Senate has been asked to agree with House changes to the bill.

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