EYEWITNESS LOCAL NEWSKanawha Commission Wants Special Task Force Dealing With Pill, Meth Abuse
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Reported by: Rachael Tarr
Web Producer: Jeff Morris
Reported: Aug. 29, 2013 1:13 PM EDT
Charleston , Kanawha County , West Virginia
The Kanawha County Commission is on track to create a special task force dealing specifically with pill and methamphetamine abuse in the county.
Kanawha County Commission President Kent Carper said the task force will be made up of Dr. Rahul Gupta and Dr. Dan Foster, former state senator. Carper said the county has been forced to see what it can do on a local level since the Legislature failed to pass a law that would have required a prescription to buy pseudoephedrine.
Carper said they will hold public hearings, gather necessary statistics, and formulate a plan that would making pill mills and meth making in the county harder to accomplish, including looking at passing a county health ordinance.
Dates for the public hearings have not been set yet, but they will be held at the health department since Carper said this is a public health problem.
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