(KMOV) – Wildwood is now one of thirty-one Missouri cities that either require or will soon require a prescription for drugs containing pseudoephedrine products.
The city passed an ordinance Monday that will take effect in 30 days.
Police say they are going city to city lobbying for this law because they believe that eventually this will pressure the state to do the same.
Consumers already have to show ID to buy cold and allergy medicine with pseudoephedrine that’s kept behind the pharmacy counter.
However, police say criminals get around the system by paying people with legit IDs to buy enough pseudoephedrine to make meth.
This is why officials, including Sergeant Jason Grellner, are pushing for a prescription requirement.
While the Wildwood ordinance takes effect in a month, customers can still go to other cities like nearby Ellisville to buy the medicine without a doctor’s note. But police are fighting ad lobbying the state to pass a Missouri-wide ban.