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Rural America / Methamphetamines / Knoxville, Iowa #783719

ABC Evening News for Thursday, Mar 17, 2005
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(Studio: Peter Jennings) Report introduced.

(Knoxville, Iowa: Erin Hayes) The impact of the use of the drug methamphetamine on rural America featured; scenes shown from a hidden meth lab in Iowa; details given of Knoxville's restrictions on cold medicines, which are a component of meth. [Knoxville, Iowa, police Chief Dan LOSADA†- says the labs can be anything you can imagine.] [Iowa board of health nurse practitioner Cheryll JONES†- describes the look of the meth addict.] [Iowa department of human services Judy MURPHY†, Mt. Pleasant school district nurse Jen LLOYD†- comment on the impact of meth on young children & kids.] [Mayor Craig KELLEY†- comments on the drug policy.] [Iowa office on drug control Marv VAN HAAFTEN†- notes the rapid spread of this plague to the East Coast.] The consideration of legislation to control the sale of pseudoephedrine, an ingredient in most cold remedies, in every state noted.

Jennings, Peter;
Hayes, Erin

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