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Segment 1: Methamphetamine epidemic of the 90s hasn't gone away in Missouri, it's gotten worse.

Imported Meth Finds Its Way To Missouri

Sep 21, 2015

Methamphetamine production has declined significantly in Missouri, but users of the drug have not decreased  due to a cheaper version coming from Mexico. Steve Kraske talks with Jim Salter of the Associated Press about the new supply and why Kansas City has more access to it.

Hotel Raid Leads to Meth, I.D. Theft Plea

Nov 28, 2011

Kansas City, MO. – A man who admits he and others made a million dollars from selling methamphetamine in the western Missouri area has given up the fight against those and other charges. The downfall of Brad Webster came in a raid on a Lees Summit hotel.

Webster pleaded guilty today to dealing Mexican made meth funneled by the pound through a Kansas City Kansas smuggler.

St. Louis, Mo. – Missouri has led the nation in the number of methamphetamine labs seized each year since 2001. Now several small towns in the state are attempting to curb the drug's production by making a key ingredient - pseudoephedrine - more difficult to get. Four towns and one county now require a prescription for cold medications such as Advil Cold and Sinus. But as St. Louis Public Radio's Maria Altman reports, some municipal officials say meth labs won't go away until the state passes a prescription-only law.