A federal official says early information shows an Oklahoma law that puts greater restrictions on the sale of a key ingredient used in making methamphetamine is showing good results. Scott Burns is a Deputy Director of the White House Office for National Drug Control Policy, says keeping legal drugs containing psuedoephedrine behind the counter appears to be paying off. He says they don’t want to jump to conclusions, but he says they’re counting the numbers they had before the law and the numbers after, and he says the numbers have gone down dramatically. Burns says the early results are convincing.Burns says making people ask for the cold medications containing the meth ingredient seems to work better than simply limiting the sale of the medications.He says they’re interviewing meth distributors who’ve been arrested and have found they simply go from store to store until they have enough to cook some meth, or they simply steal it. Burns says the Oklahoma law could be the blueprint that states nationwide could adopt if the early indications hold true. Burns was in Iowa this past week to take at look at Iowa’s efforts to combat meth.
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