CAPE GIRARDEAU, MO (KFVS) - Federal policy makers visited southeast Missouri law enforcement to see if they can mimic local laws.
Laws limiting the purchase of pseudoephedrine all over southeast Missouri are proving successful, and have attracted the attention of lawmakers in Washington.
Officials from the U.S. Government Accountability office talked to local authorities about the success of laws that limit access to meth ingredients like pseudoephedrine.
"It's going to increase our effectiveness and it's going to cut that avenue off from going across a border state, especially here in southeast Missouri where we've got Illinois, Kentucky, Arkansas, Tennessee so close to our borders," said Drew Juden, Chief of the Sikeston Public Safety Department. "It's going to be huge for us."
The USGAO met with law enforcement from Cape Girardeau and Scott County, as well as members of the drug task force.