Wednesday in Carolina Beach Attorney General Cooper spoke to a crowd of substance abuse specialists about how lawmakers intend to stop the drug epidemic. Cooper wants to increase penalties for makers and create prevention programs for abusers.
North Carolina is the first state on the east coast to adopt a law to restrict access to the drug's main ingredients found in some cold medications. Cooper says educating drug counselors is an important step in keeping meth out of our area.
Beginning in January, all over-the-counter medications with meth making ingredients will be held inside glass displays or behind the counter.