Beshear may need to support meds-for-meth bill for it to pass, Conway says
|“This is an issue … that just grabbed me, right here.”|
Conway replied, “He may need to. He may need to, and I know he’s studying the issue.” Bringing his hand to his chest, Conway continued, “This is an issue, Ryan, that just grabbed me, right here,” adding that he had been wrongly blamed during his U.S. Senate race last year for an increase in meth labs during his term.”We have seen an explosion of meth labs in this state for two reasons,” he said. “One, it’s still very easy to get your hands on pseudoephedrine, and . . . you now can do it in a mobile fashion … called a shake-and-bake lab.” He said U.S. Rep. Hal Rogers, R-Somerset, begged him to support the bill partly because investigators for the UNITE anti-drug program Rogers started are having to shift from prescription drugs to meth.
His Republican opponent, Hopkins County Attorney Todd P’Pool, opposes the bill and says meth manufacture should be controlled by tightening “the law to bar convicted drug dealers from being able to buy cold medicine with pseudoephedrine and cracking down on the amount someone can buy per month,” Alessi reports. (Read more, view interview with Conway)