Tennessee cities waging fight against meth

Tennessee cities waging fight against meth

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CHATTANOOGA (AP) - Since a small Franklin County town passed an ordinance requiring a doctor's prescription to buy pseudoephedrine-based cold medicines, other communities have taken the same action in hopes of cracking down on methamphetamine production.

The Chattanooga Times Free Press reports the goal is to sever a link from the supply chain in making meth.

Most of the city ordinances call for a $50 civil penalty assessed against anyone who sells the medicine to someone who doesn't have a valid prescription.

The town of Huntland in Franklin County passed its ordinance last June. Other cities in Franklin county followed Huntland's lead.

The man who spearheaded the effort, Winchester Police Chief Dennis Young, began road trips across the state to push for passage of similar ordinances.

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