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4 eastern Mo. counties to seek anti-meth laws

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Officials in four eastern Missouri counties are working together to try and pass ordinances in each of the counties requiring a prescription to purchase a key ingredient used to make methamphetamine.

The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports that leaders of St. Charles, Jefferson, Lincoln and Franklin counties have agreed to seek passage of countywide ordinances that would cover both unincorporated areas and municipalities.

Some municipalities in Missouri have already passed prescription requirements. Missouri has for years been among the states hardest hit by meth.

Missouri legislators considered a statewide prescription law this year, but the measure failed.