Capitol Hill Conversation: Bills Diverge in How to Beat the State’s Meth Problem

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Cold medicines containing pseudoephedrine are use to make meth. (photo courtesy of Knoxville News Sentinel)

Cold medicines containing pseudoephedrine are use to make meth. (photo courtesy of Knoxville News Sentinel)

Tennessee’s persistent methamphetamine problem has spawned competing proposals in the state legislature, both from Republicans. The bills attempt to slow the sale of cold medicine for the purposes of cooking meth. But they get there in very different ways. Knoxville News Sentinel’s Capitol Hill reporter, Tom Humphrey, joins Blake Farmer to explain. The Sentinel chronicled Tennessee’s meth crisis in its five-day series called “Shake, Bake and Boom.”

Explore the Knoxville News Sentinel’s meth series here.

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