ST. LOUIS (KSDK) - Missouri Attorney General Chris Koster, Police Chief Sam Dotson, and members of the Missouri Pharmacy Association, Missouri Retailers Association, and the Consumer Healthcare Products Association announced the expansion of the Anti-Smurfing campaign.
The campaign aims to increase awareness about "smurfing," which is purchasing medicines with pseudoephedrine to sell to methamphetamine cooks.
"Missouri law enforcement officials will tell you that smurfing is one of the biggest challenges they face in the battle against methamphetamine production and abuse," said Attorney General Koster. "In expanding the Anti-Smurfing Campaign, Missouri leaders are again joining forces with the manufactures of over-the-counter cold and allergy medicines to remind all Missourians: if you're buying this product for a meth cook, you are committing a serious criminal offense and could end up behind bars."
The partnership was created by the CHPA, which represents makers of over-the-counter medicines.
Anti-smurfing signage has already been distributed to retailers across Missouri.