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Spring City limits drugs used in meth

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SPRING CITY, TN (Times Free Press) — Another domino down in the fight against East Tennessee meth manufacturing.

Almost. Maybe.

Spring City commissioners voted unanimously last week to require a doctor's prescription for medicines including ephedrine and pseudoephedrine -- key ingredients in products such as Sudafed, Tylenol Cold Severe Congestion, Mucinex-D and others, but also in illegal methamphetamine.

Spring City leaders and business owners said they saw sales of those medicines double -- at least -- after other area cities passed restrictions on the medicines.

Read more from our news partner the Times Free Press.

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