published Wednesday, February 23rd, 2011

McMinn sheriff calls for 100-day ban on pseudoephedrine sales

McMinn County’s sheriff is calling for a 100-day ban on the sale of pseudoephedrine products throughout Tennessee.

Sheriff Joe Guy is asking that all retails stores suspend the sale of cold medicines that contain pseudoephedrine — the main ingredient in the manufacture of meth — and is asking for sheriffs across the state to promote similar requests, a news release states.

“Few can argue that if there is no pseudoephedrine, there is no meth,” Guy said in the release.

Tennessee is second in the country for the number of meth labs seized. McMinn County led the state with 161 meth labs seizures in 2010.

For complete details, see tomorrow’s Times Free Press.

about Joy Lukachick Smith...

Joy Lukachick Smith is the city government reporter for the Chattanooga Times Free Press. Since 2009, she's covered crime and court systems in North Georgia and rural Tennessee, landed an exclusive in-prison interview with a former cop convicted of killing his wife, exposed impropriety in an FBI-led, child-sex online sting and exposed corruption in government agencies. Earlier this year, Smith won the Malcolm Law Memorial Award for Investigative Reporting. She also won first place in ...

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