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1/10/04-Nacogdoches

Meth Laws May Get Tougher

The laws in Texas could soon get tougher against people who manufacture meth. The state legislature begins meeting Tuesday in Austin.

Four bills have already been filed to fight the growth of meth labs. One bill would ban the sale of Sudafed and other brands of drugs containing mostly 'pseudoephedrine.' It's a popular decongestant, but also a common ingredient in meth.

Right now many stores place the cold table behind the counter. Drug task force coordinator, Reynold Humber says, "As far as I know every place I've ever been you have to ask for it. You can't purchase it over the counter. Naturally this legislation would make it 100% effective at that point."

There are many other household items used in meth production. Lawmakers agree banning or restricting sales for all of them would be difficult.

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