City wants to ban over-the-counter sale of pseudoephedrine


Web Editor - Mason Stevenson

MARTIN, Tenn. - To prescribe or not to prescribe?

City leaders and law enforcement in Martin, Tennessee want your input in deciding whether to make it illegal to buy a common cold ingredient without a prescription.

Police Chief David Moore and the Weakley County Prevention Coalition want to ban the over-the-counter sale of pseudoephedrine.

They say it's the only way to curb meth-making in the community.

Aldermen voted to pass the ordinance on its first reading and will vote again in August.

An open forum on pseudoephedrine by prescription only will take place Tuesday night at the Watkins Auditorium at UT Martin.

Law enforcement and members of the prevention coalition will be on hand to answer questions and take comments from 7 p.m. - 9 p.m.