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1 US MO: Methamphetamine Not Just A Problem For Law EnforcementWed, 29 Jan 2003
Source:Sullivan Independent News, The (MO) Author:Bartle, James B. Area:Missouri Lines:67 Added:01/29/2003

The production of methamphetamine is not only a massive problem that continues to grow for law enforcement, but it is quickly becoming a problem for many fire departments and ambulance personnel.

"We are most definitely seeing more and more problems with meth production and the chemicals used locally," said Sullivan Fire Chief Mark Korver. "We have recently observ-ed a large increase in the number of incidents where we have encountered meth chemicals, and it's a growing problem. We now, more than ever before, as firefighters, must be aware of our surroundings and not overlook our surroundings and be in danger of an explosion from a propane tank containing anhydrous ammonia. We need to be alert at all times."

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2 US MO: Crackdown On Methamphetamine Begins With New OrdinanceWed, 29 Jan 2003
Source:Sullivan Independent News, The (MO) Author:Bartle, James B. Area:Missouri Lines:79 Added:01/29/2003

In a matter of days, the Sullivan City Council will give law enforcement in the city a little more bite when it comes to cracking down on methamphetamine producers.

The council is expected to approve a new ordinance Tuesday, February 4, that will restrict the sale of certain products containing the ingredient ephedrine or pseudo-ephedrine within the city limits of Sullivan.

The new ordinance was first brought to discussion several weeks ago when city attorney, Matt Schroeder, was presented with the request from Franklin County legal council. An effort is being made, not only statewide but in many local communities and counties, to curb the sale of ingredients used to produce the number one drug of production in Missouri.

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