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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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
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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