Fourth Oklahoma Town Approves Anti-Pseudoephedrine Tablet Ordinance

Wednesday, June 15th 2011, 10:58 am
By: News On 6

MCALESTER, Oklahoma -- The list of communities which have passed an ordinance stopping the sale of pseudoephedrine in tablet form without a prescription continues to grow.

The McAlester city council approved an ordinance at its meeting Tuesday night.

The Pittsburg County community joins the cities of Chouteau, Holdenville and Wagoner.

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According to the Claremore man behind the effort, David Starkey says his goal is to keep ingredients used to make meth out of the hands of meth cooks.

The ordinance only restricts dry tablets, not gel caps.

Read the city of McAlester ordinance approved by the city council.

State representative Mike Ritze has requested a ruling by Oklahoma's Attorney General to determine if municipalities, towns, or cities have the power to put such an ordinance in place.