Archive for Monday, March 2, 2009

Senate panel considers creating database to help fight meth creation

March 2, 2009, 9:27 a.m. Updated March 2, 2009, 10:14 a.m.


— A measure that would help authorities track and locate methamphetamine makers is expected to come up for a vote in a Kansas Senate committee this week.

The bill would create a statewide electronic logging system to monitor the sale of meth ingredients such as ephedrine and pseudoephedrine. It does not carry a “stop sale” requirement because of concerns about the safety of pharmacists and pharmacy technicians.

Public Health and Welfare Committee Chairman Jim Barnett of Emporia says he expects the panel to advance the measure. Where the funding for the logging system would come from remains unclear.

Last year Missouri enacted a law to link pharmacies statewide so police could identify people who buy large quantities of meth precursors. That measure has not been implemented because of a lack of funding.


nobody1793 9 years, 2 months ago

is there anything a database can't do?

Richard Heckler 9 years, 2 months ago

This is already being done. Just more wasteful spending.

This is why some over the counter drugs are kept away from over the counter. Drug talk is always more about political rhetoric. Save the tax dollars and place that money into public education and new jobs.

kmat 9 years, 2 months ago

I thought this was already the case since you have to show ID to get a box of sudaphed now. So, we have to show ID and they write down who they sold the box to, but then nothing is done after that with the info? What a frickin waste.

Here's what to look for senators - when you have folks with all their teeth rotting out, buying a box of sudaphed from every pharmacy within 100 miles, they look like they haven't slept in months and talk so fast you can barely keep up - they're cooking meth.

On a side note. If you stay in a hotel that has the door that enters straight to the parking lot (like a Quality Inn, Motel 6, etc...) - don't use the coffee pots in the room. Read in a travellers magazine how meth heads cook up a small batch in the coffee pot and like the hotels that have room doors that open to the parking lot so they can more easily get their supplies inside.

I honestly don't know why anyone does meth. A couple of sudaphed can make me speed for hours on end and not sleep for a day (which is always good for a cold, ha ha). Just take a legal pill instead of smoking that nasty cr*p.

spankyandcranky 9 years, 2 months ago

I'm confused. If it's already being done, why would they be trying to do it again? Surely it's not already being done, or they wouldn't be trying to pass the bill.

viewfromahill 9 years, 2 months ago

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