Courts & Crime

Official: Kentucky might have to curtail cold medicine further due to meth labs

LONDON — Meth activity in Kentucky is spiking again, on track to reach levels unseen since the state adopted laws restricting the purchase of the main ingredient in meth, the cold medicine pseudoephedrine.

To fight meth labs and the network of pseudoephedrine users that have cropped up in the last few years, a top drug enforcement official says, the state will have to require a prescription for the cold medicine or ban it altogether.

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