Add Crystal City to the list of Missouri cities requiring prescriptions for the purchase of certain cold medicines. Three other Jefferson County communities have adopted similar anti-meth legislation — DeSoto, Festus, and Herculaneum.  Jefferson County passed a countywide ordinance in 2009 requiring prescriptions for medications with pseudoephedrine.

Jefferson County is one of a handful of Missouri counties that top the list of meth lab busts put out by the Highway Patrol each year.