New Attack Plan in War on Meth

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) - A new crack down on methamphetamine
manufacturing and abuse will be announced by state lawmakers today.

Oklahoma already leads the nation in laws designed to crack down on meth production. A new initiative will be announced this afternoon by House Speaker Todd Hiett of Kellyville and Representative John Nance of Bethany.

Oklahoma was the first state to pass legislation restricting sales of over-the-counter cold remedies used to make methamphetamine. Other states have since passed similar laws.

The legislation requires stores to sell Sudafed, Nyquil and other medicines only from behind the pharmacy counter. Those medicines contain pseudoephedrine, which can be extracted to manufacture the highly addictive drug.