Prosecutors looking to ban over-the-counter cold medicine

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INDIANAPOLIS (WISH) – The Association of Indiana Prosecuting Attorneys, Inc announced two legislative solutions for the 2016 session of the Indiana General Assembly. Those solutions will give them better tools to deal with serious drug dealers.

Marion County Prosecutor Terry Curry, Dearborn/Ohio Prosecutor F. Aaron Negangard and Washington County Prosecutor Dustin Houchin spoke about the new solutions during a press conference in Indianapolis.

Prosecutors say their top priority will be banning over-the-counter sales of common cold medicine that can be used to make meth. Houchin said the restriction could crack down on the number of meth labs across Indiana.

They hope that the new solutions will help prevent the criminals they believe are driving the alarming increase in meth labs, pharmacy robberies, heroin overdoses, home invasions and other violent crime in Indiana from committing the crimes.

They also hope to stiffen penalties for drug dealers.

24-Hour News 8’s Howard Monroe will have more on what prosecutors said on WISH-TV at 5 and 6 p.m.

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