The sponsor of legislation that would have required a presciption for drugs that can be used in making methamphetamine plans to file such a bill again in 2012.
Sullivan Representative Dave Schatz says with the number of labs seized up 8 to 10 percent, Missouri is probably leading the nation in meth production again. He believes this means the tracking system for the sale of drugs like Sudafed isn’t slowing down makers.
Schatz says prescription laws have worked in Oregon and Mississippi.
He has already met with supporters like the Department Public Safety and the State Highway Patrol. Next, he wants to meet with organizations who opposed his bill in 2011. He says he hopes to craft a bill that won’t punish law-abiding citizens who use potential precourser drugs for legitimate purposes.