About a month ago, the task force conducted a sting operation at two of Cape Girardeau's most popular pharmacies -- Walmart and Walgreens. The results, Glaser said, reveal that many of the people once buying Sudafed and Claritin-D in Sikeston, Dexter, Kennett and Poplar Bluff are targeting Cape Girardeau.Proposals for a statewide pseudoephedrine prescription policy were defeated in both the St. Louis Board of Aldermen and the Missouri Legislature earlier this year. Oregon, the first state to implement such a policy, saw it's meth lab seizures drop from around 200 labs annually to just 10 last year.
"In about a four-hour period on our first day we arrested 13 people, all of them charged with attempt to manufacture meth," [Kevin] Glaser said. "The next day, in about the same amount of time, we arrested six more individuals. We could do that every day right here in Cape if we had the manpower and the resources to do it."
None of the people arrested, Glaser added, were residents of Cape Girardeau County.
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