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New meth laws haven't been effective in curbing use

7:05 PM, Jan 10, 2013   |    comments
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The state comptroller's office says recent laws passed in Tennessee to regulate and track the sale of pseudoephedrine have failed to make a dent in meth production.

In 2011, the state approved an electronic tracking system for the sale of some products used in meth production.  That includes over-the-counter cold and allergy medications like pseudoephedrine.

The report shows that meth lab production is still prevalent in Tennessee.

Despite the changes in the law, authorities say meth makers have found ways around the new rules.

The report also emphasizes that a drop in meth production won't necessarily have an impact on meth use.

The reason?  Most meth consumed in Tennessee isn't produced locally

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