Meth labs in Kentucky probably isn't huge news for anyone living in the midwest or the south, but for law enforcement throughout the state, it has become an epic battle.
Law enforcement in Kentucky is calling for pseudoephedrine to become a controlled substance to help crack down on it being used to make meth. It is a critical component of this drug, and without it, the drug cannot be made. It seems logical that making it harder to get the main ingredient would curb the production of the drug.
"There's 15 boxes of medication behind the counters at these pharmacies," said Smoot (a law enforcement officer). "We need them to be a controlled substanceÂ—prescription."
As of today, Mississippi and Oregon require a prescription for pseudoephedrine and, since this is now a controlled drug, have reported a reduction in meth labs.
Meth labs in Kentucky are reaching an all-time high, and it seems that nothing law enforcement does helps the problem. People are hooked on the drug and will do whatever it takes to get it, and others will do whatever it takes to keep producing it.