After AG Opinion, McAlester Council May Rescind Anti-Pseudoephedrine Vote

Monday, August 8th 2011, 3:54 pm
By: News On 6

MCALESTER, Oklahoma -- The McAlester City Council may decide Tuesday night to rescind an ordinance it approved in mid-June making it illegal to sell pseudoephedrine without a prescription.

The agenda item comes after a ruling in July by Oklahoma's Attorney General.

Pseudoephedrine is considered a key ingredient in making methamphetamine.

McAlester city councilor Sam Mason has put an item on their August 9, 2011 agenda to vote on rescinding the city ordinance approved in June.

6/15/2011 Related Story: Fourth Oklahoma Town Approves Anti-Pseudoephedrine Tablet Ordinance

McAlester was the fourth city in the state to approve the anti-pseudoephedrine tablet ordinance.

An Attorney General Scott Pruitt opinion says cities and towns aren't authorized to enact ordinances barring non-prescription sales of products containing pseudoephedrine.

7/30/2011 Related Story: Oklahoma Towns Can't Bar Non-Prescription Cold Pill Sale

The city council meeting is at 6 p.m. at McAlester's city hall.