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Ohio trains retailers in effort to track meth labs

By buseman · Aug 4, 2010 ·
  1. buseman
    [IMGL=white]https://www.drugs-forum.com/forum/picture.php?albumid=1242&pictureid=9810"][/IMGL]COLUMBUS -- The Ohio attorney general's office and police agencies have launched an effort to train retailers to recognize when customers are buying items to stock methamphetamine labs.

    Attorney General Richard Cordray and Akron police Chief Augustus Hall on Tuesday announced the Face:Meth program that seeks to target the small-scale, mobile labs that can endanger neighbors and lead to toxic waste.

    The program also operates in Ashtabula, Clermont and Highland counties.
    Cordray's office says there were 300 reported meth lab seizures in Ohio in 2009.

    Grocery stores and pharmacies sell most of the items necessary to make the drug, such as cold medicine, starting fluid and coffee filters.

    The program is a part of an initiative funded by a U.S.
    Department of Justice grant.



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