Oregon adopts anti-meth law based on Oklahoma law

Sunday, November 14th 2004, 3:51 pm
By: News On 6

McMINNVILLE, Ore. (AP) _ Officials in Oregon are adopting rules based on an Oklahoma law limiting where cold medicines containing pseudoephedrine can be sold.

Officials hope the rules will slow the methamphetamine problem in Oregon as it has in the Sooner state.

Pseudoephedrine is found in many popular cold medicines and is a key ingredient in manufacturing meth.

Beginning tomorrow in Oregon, cold medicines containing pseudoephedrine tablets can only be sold in pharmacies. The medicines must be kept behind the counter and can only be sold to people with acceptable photo identification.

The Oklahoma law was approved earlier this year and is getting credit for reducing the number of meth labs found in the state.