Attorney General John Suthers Praises Retailers for Decision to put Cold Medicines containing Pseudoephedrine behind the counter in an effort to Combat Meth Labs

DENVER – Attorney General John Suthers today issued the following statement regarding Target and Albertsons’ decision to restrict the sale of products containing pseudoephedrine:Attorney General John Suthers today issued the following statement regarding Target and Albertsons’ decision to restrict the sale of products containing pseudoephedrine:

"The scourge of methamphetamine labs in Colorado has reached dangerous levels. In many cases, the labs pose a danger not only to users but also to innocent children and neighbors. I am pleased that Target and Albertsons have volunteered to put certain medicines used to manufacture meth behind the counter in an effort to discourage their purchase by illicit manufacturers."

"State officials in Oklahoma credit a state law, which moved certain non-prescription drugs containing pseudoephedrine behind the counter, with an eighty percent decrease in meth lab seizures. In light of this evidence, I encourage other retailers in Colorado to consider following the lead of Target and Albertsons."

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