By Brian Howey
The Hendricks County Flyer
Mon Mar 25, 2013, 02:16 PM EDT
If Thallemer walked through the governor's door, he would explain, "Unless you choke off the supply of Sudafed, it will only get worse. Something has to be done."
He noted that SB 496 restricts the annual over-the-counter purchase of Sudafed to "85 boxes a year." He added, "While that's a step in the right direction, it doesn't do what needs to be done."
Evansville Mayor Lloyd Winnecke said there have been 111 meth lab busts in his city and in Vanderburgh County in the past year. He noted that State Rep. Ron Bacon had pushed for a four-month supply, and not the eight-month supply in the current legislation. "My hope is for a four-month supply," Winnecke said.
State Rep. Rebecca Kubacki, R-Syracuse, remembered Daniels calling for a meth free Indiana. "We have made inroads," she said, noting that Indiana still ranks third in the nation in meth production. "But we don't make a difference until we make Sudafed a prescription drug. What are we doing for children in our community?"
That's the question that needs to be raised by anyone who crosses the path of our governor and any legislator.
This is a scandal. Ask them, "What are you going to do about it?"
- Brian Howey publishes online at www.howeypolitics.com. Find him on Twitter @hwypol.
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