Drug agent: Meth makers shop for pills in Cape Girardeau

There are 87 comments on the KFVS12 story from Sep 30, 2010, titled Drug agent: Meth makers shop for pills in Cape Girardeau. In it, KFVS12 reports that:

The head of the SEMO Drug Task Force says pseudoephedrine prescription ordinances are working in cities like Kennett, Sikeston, and Poplar Bluff.

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True

United States

#43 Oct 24, 2010
I agree with you on your explaination. I have talked to several people who have had meth addictons. They all describe it as giving them a feeling of having the most intense orgasim possible. A feeling they then must experience over and over, problem is, in order to keep this level, they must take larger and larger doses of meth. Therein lies the problem to me, in order to get these fixes, they lie, cheat , steal, neglect their children, even trade the kids for sex to molesters in order to obtain what they need. They live for their next hit. Few people if any, can hold theirselves down to a managable amount in order to just concentrate at th matter at hand and dutis they have. It is poison, pure and simple. It has and wll continue to kill. There is little chance for true rehab, especially for a cooker. I have seen cases wheecookers spent 7 years in prison, had extensive rehab, got out and most were back to cooking within the first two weeks of freedom, the cases I followed, all were back within less than 2 months. It forever alters their brains, I won't say what I think should be done to solve the meth problem. Our population would decrease. I do not agree that imposing more laws on what we as law abiding citizens can and can not have or buy will do anything towards solving the problem and may in fact make it worse. Rights and freedoms are taken in the names and under the guises of many different things, all for "our own good and safety", yeah, "I'm from the govenment and I'm here to help you"....lmao!
True

United States

#44 Oct 24, 2010
Sorry, my keyboard is sticking and I don't normally proof read before I post. :)
guest

Marion, IL

#45 Oct 24, 2010
Adderall is not like meth. Adderall is prescribed in a lot smaller dose. IT is an amphetamine in which will make you test positive in a drug test. IT is a bad drug and is very addicting But can be helpfull if used correctly.

“Question everything”

Since: Apr 10

Assume nothing

#46 Oct 25, 2010
guest wrote:
Adderall is not like meth. Adderall is prescribed in a lot smaller dose. IT is an amphetamine in which will make you test positive in a drug test. IT is a bad drug and is very addicting But can be helpfull if used correctly.
Do you not realize the poison is in the dose? Water can be harmful or deadly if you drink too much. If you take too much tylenol or aspirin, you could have severe effects. Why can you not see that Adderall IS meth, it is just prescribed at low doses. When used as directed, people can enjoy the benefits of meth. It is the unregulated, illegal meth that gets people in all kinds of trouble (see True's post above).

When someone gets unregulated meth, inexperienced users don't know the potency. They may be apt to take too much, which may cause an overdose, but most likely will get them way too high. At that point they will have such a flood of euphoria that they will chase that high ceaselessly. Then they have a high risk of becoming a depraved addict that does anything for their high.

When people are educated about the real facts of the drug, when they RESPECT the drug's power, and when they know their own physical limits they can make an informed decision about it. Please read the above posts and prior ones to educate yourself about this drug. If you have any questions, feel free to ask.
guest

Marion, IL

#47 Oct 25, 2010
I have been taking adderall for over 10 years so I do know a lot about the drug. I don't recommend. Any one ever taking it.
orson

United States

#48 Oct 25, 2010
Regulating commerce is not unconstitutional. Requiring a prescription for pseudoephedrine is no different than requiring one for any other drug. Meth users do get punished when they get caught. I've seen quite a few get hefty state and federal sentences. These folks are desperate, impulsive, prone to extreme violence, and hopelessly addicted. Most of the meth used around these parts does not come from Mexico. It comes from local "cooks" who get their other meth head buddies to smurf some pseudoephedrine from one of our local pharmacies then bring it to them. They throw it in a 2 liter soda bottle with some other chemicals, shake it up, burp off the toxic gases as they accumulate, then run it through a coffee filter. They take the filtrate and inject it after putting it into solution-usually tap water. They use dirty needles. These same people commonly work at service industry jobs as cooks, dish washers, nurse's aides, etc. They are prone to hepatitis, AIDS, venereal disease, and many other nasty things you wouldn't want to become inadvertantly exposed to. THEY ALMOST ALWAYS HAVE CHILDREN PRESENT WHEN THE SEARCH WARRANTS ARE SERVED!!! You are highly likely to walk past one in the health and beauty aids areas at Walmart while you're with your kids buying neosporin and vitamins. You folks who always rant and rave about being denied rights need to realize well intentioned servants who don't want your kids exposed to meth heads are the ones asking for these minor regulations. Frankly, I'm somewhat put out that our local councils don't look out for their law abiding citizens and discourage these folks from coming here from outlying areas to procure supplies. You need to help the cops. They may not be winning the war on drugs but they're certainly not lying down and playing dead. When they ask for help, it should be given.

“Question everything”

Since: Apr 10

Assume nothing

#49 Oct 27, 2010
orson wrote:
Regulating commerce is not unconstitutional. Requiring a prescription for pseudoephedrine is no different than requiring one for any other drug. Meth users do get punished when they get caught. I've seen quite a few get hefty state and federal sentences. These folks are desperate, impulsive, prone to extreme violence, and hopelessly addicted. Most of the meth used around these parts does not come from Mexico. It comes from local "cooks" who get their other meth head buddies to smurf some pseudoephedrine from one of our local pharmacies then bring it to them. They throw it in a 2 liter soda bottle with some other chemicals, shake it up, burp off the toxic gases as they accumulate, then run it through a coffee filter. They take the filtrate and inject it after putting it into solution-usually tap water. They use dirty needles. These same people commonly work at service industry jobs as cooks, dish washers, nurse's aides, etc. They are prone to hepatitis, AIDS, venereal disease, and many other nasty things you wouldn't want to become inadvertantly exposed to. THEY ALMOST ALWAYS HAVE CHILDREN PRESENT WHEN THE SEARCH WARRANTS ARE SERVED!!! You are highly likely to walk past one in the health and beauty aids areas at Walmart while you're with your kids buying neosporin and vitamins. You folks who always rant and rave about being denied rights need to realize well intentioned servants who don't want your kids exposed to meth heads are the ones asking for these minor regulations. Frankly, I'm somewhat put out that our local councils don't look out for their law abiding citizens and discourage these folks from coming here from outlying areas to procure supplies. You need to help the cops. They may not be winning the war on drugs but they're certainly not lying down and playing dead. When they ask for help, it should be given.
Where is the line at? That's the million dollar question. It's obvious you never even thought of a different approach to the problem. What I want to know is: Where do the regulations end? When will you realize these depraved addicts will stop at nothing to get the drug and that no law will keep this from happening? Can we ask for a refund of our taxes used to fight this since they failed? This is America, and when something doesn't work, I usually take it back and get a refund.
Orson

United States

#50 Oct 27, 2010
I think "the line" needs to be drawn at violations of constitutional protections. We ain't there on this one!!! These depraved addicts don't need to be shopping in Cape for pseudophedrine because they can't get it in Sikeston, Kennett, Cairo, Charleston, or other places. I would really prefer "the line" be drawn on the side of making sure my kids and family don't come into contact with an influx of meth addicts in the common areas of places we shop, like Walmart, Walgreens, K Mart, Schucks, Target, etc. You're not protecting law abiding citizens by protecting the freedoms of criminals. Almost all law enforcement officers are conservative, right wing, freedom protective citizens. When they ask for specific legal assistance in the commission of their duties, it's not with the intent of oppressing anyone. We have city councils, state legislatures, and the congress to enact legislation. They're supposed to be sensitive to current issues. I suggest you contact the ACLU the next time you have a sinus infection, if they legally restrict dispensation of pseudoephedrine. You can ask them to challenge the law and see if the judicial branch deems your rights to buy an antihistamine are being unjustly encroached upon. You're taking an extreme, overly alarmist position on this.
Cousin Stan

Cape Girardeau, MO

#51 Oct 27, 2010
Adderall is for the lazy asses who want to claim disability to get a government check. Lazy welfare moms also keep their kids on it for the money. Bring shame back to America and keep these abusers locked away.
swiftdouchemane

United States

#52 Oct 29, 2010
yea i love chrome tacos and love gettin swirly ona silver surfer
Marleys Ghost

United States

#53 Oct 29, 2010
Like to smoke the gonja do we???
for real wrote:
Can we get some drug tests that do more than keep pot heads out of work, if your job has usine tests, you prolly work with many coke/meth heads..
I guess its a personal preference but I dont like being around methheads crackheads coke fiends or alcoholics, pot heads kinda keep to themselves and dont steal or fight, yet they are by far still the most prosicuted group, guess cops are afraid of real criminals and need to justify their paycheck
Orson

Sikeston, MO

#54 Oct 29, 2010
Marijuana is the gateway for almost every other type of addictive drug. Your stereo types of potheads as docile, good workers are wrong. They are generalized scientifically (through studies) as less able to think clearly, less inclined to pursue ambition or responsibility (work), and prone to unreliability (won't show up when they're supposed to-sick more often-don't complete assignments in reasonable amounts of time and effort). People with addictive personalities are simply self medicating. Pharmacists and physicians spend years preparing to dispense and monitor the use of medication properly. I suggest if you have life issues that make you want to escape by altering your state of mind, you seek professional help, not the weed dealer living in the cheap apartment or ratty house down in the bad part of town. I don't think they're the type of people you want to depend upon for happiness.
time again

Dexter, MO

#55 Nov 3, 2010
Ill wrote:
I am from a small town south of Cape and know 4 a fact that there r many dope cooks amd their followers who drive 2 Cape on a daily basis 2 buy pills 2 cook meth with. Dope is a HUGE problem here. If Cape would stop selling the pills 2 these idiots maybe they wud quit cooking the shit so easily. I personally have allergies and get a cold a few times a year and tylenol sinus or cold always does the trick. Ive also tried perscription sudafed n never got any relief with it. It should b illegal 2 buy ANY of the ingrediants 2 cook meth with.. Atleast without an ID. Maybe the government should set up a website where all stores could enter the ID info and it send out an alert 2 the cops when someone is going from place 2 place buying ingrediants.
What makes you think the cops do not have a link to the 1's buying pills all over Cape or wherever. It is all in a computer ,which your name & ID to tag you or you don't get it. Good riddence to all the crank,crack,etc. bunch of poison & ruins peoples lives.
Kate

Malden, MO

#56 Nov 24, 2010
stop talking about ... think of god
pamela

Columbia, MO

#57 Nov 27, 2010
all i can say is whomsoever that do it needs to be careful and watch the safty of others
pamela

Columbia, MO

#58 Nov 27, 2010
things in life that i will never understand
old vet

Cape Girardeau, MO

#59 Nov 27, 2010
I'm glad i stumbled on this page.It is good learning.Have u ever noticed that some of the adds on tv say how to keep your taxes straight and then if there is any money left you get to keep it.I guess everyone has seen where Iceland is voteing in a newand get constitution.I bet its for the people and not so much the gov.Anybody want to drink and loose their driving rites and get some jail time and a big fine.Line up.Big meth users turn on their friends(fact).You can run this post down now if you like.
you tell them

Ankeny, IA

#60 Nov 27, 2010
Its is bull***
you tell them

Ankeny, IA

#61 Nov 27, 2010
Orson wrote:
Marijuana is the gateway for almost every other type of addictive drug. Your stereo types of potheads as docile, good workers are wrong. They are generalized scientifically (through studies) as less able to think clearly, less inclined to pursue ambition or responsibility (work), and prone to unreliability (won't show up when they're supposed to-sick more often-don't complete assignments in reasonable amounts of time and effort). People with addictive personalities are simply self medicating. Pharmacists and physicians spend years preparing to dispense and monitor the use of medication properly. I suggest if you have life issues that make you want to escape by altering your state of mind, you seek professional help, not the weed dealer living in the cheap apartment or ratty house down in the bad part of town. I don't think they're the type of people you want to depend upon for happiness.
If yall don't like dope dealers yu need to watch the napa truck because the girl that drives that has tab in her pocket all the time because before my brother got busted and by the way think the lord he did cause he been clean for over a year know use to buy them from her . jennifer Craiglow. She is using the napa job a cover up for it. We turned her in to the cops and they have done nothing about it she is sill driving everyday in her cover up napa truck.
Guest

Sikeston, MO

#62 Nov 27, 2010
I dont care wrote:
I can't buy real dayquil anymore. That is BULLSHIT. I used to be if i had a cold or the flu or a sinus problem, i could go buy some of that nasty orange dayquil, gag down a shot, and I would be f**king CURED. I swear that stuff could probably cure cancer and AIDS, at least for a day or two.
Now when you buy dayquil, it just tastes like shit and has nothing else in common with the original thing. Butler county is full of pussies.
I agree with you. I do not use any drugs of any type but when Im sick a couple of nights of nyquill kicks it. Its a shame that drug free people cant even buy good cough syrup anymore because of low lifes. But I guess Id rather find something else than let the druggies have open range again. Ive heard that since they have made all of it so hard to get that meth has slowed down. I hope thats true!

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