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Meth Makers Buy Up Cold Medicine

Some states and retail drug stores have restricted the sale of over-the-counter cold medicine, which contains a key ingredient for the manufacture of methampehetamine. Meth makers have been legally purchasing huge quantities of cold medications.

Small, illegal labs to make methamphetamine have sprouted up across the nation, and meth dealers often purchase raw material at the local drug store. Pseudoephedrine, the key ingredient in the production of meth, is found in small quantities in cold and allergy medicines.

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