methamphetamine http://kcur.org en Major Kansas City Meth Distributor Convicted http://kcur.org/post/major-kansas-city-meth-distributor-convicted <p>Discovery of a fake radiator packed with $9 million worth of methamphetamine along Interstate 29 has led to a guilty plea from the man alleged to be a major distributor of the drug in the Kansas City area. &nbsp;</p><p>U.S. District Judge Brian Wimes ordered Porfirio Almeida-Perez and 31 co-defendants to pay a $9 million judgment.</p><p>It represents proceeds from 272 kilos of meth, based on a modest street price of $16,000 a pound.</p> Fri, 01 Nov 2013 19:37:16 +0000 Dan Verbeck 46165 at http://kcur.org How Meth Labs In Kansas City Are Changing http://kcur.org/post/how-meth-labs-kansas-city-are-changing <p>Some of those who fight the making of methamphetamine in Kansas City don’t think the perils are clearly understood, by the public or by those who are manufacturing it. Wed, 15 May 2013 23:20:28 +0000 Dan Verbeck 36836 at http://kcur.org How Meth Labs In Kansas City Are Changing Top Of The Morning News: March 14, 2013 http://kcur.org/post/top-morning-news-march-14-2013 <p>The Kansas City Fire Department released a report on the explosion that happened at JJ's restaurant in February, and Missouri launched a new campaign to discourage meth "smurfing." These stories &amp; more from KCUR.</p><p><strong>Explosion Probe Incomplete</strong></p> Thu, 14 Mar 2013 14:52:50 +0000 Dan Verbeck 33470 at http://kcur.org Top Of The Morning News: March 14, 2013 'Anti-Smurfing' Campaign Targets Meth Cook Suppliers http://kcur.org/post/anti-smurfing-campaign-targets-meth-cook-suppliers <p>Missouri holds the dubious distinction of being #1 in domestic methamphetamine production. State Attorney General Chris Koster&nbsp;and Jean Peters Baker, the Jackson County Prosecutor, unveiled an effort to curb meth by shaming people who help drug producers get around limits on pseudoephedrine sales.&nbsp;&nbsp; Wed, 13 Mar 2013 19:28:38 +0000 Frank Morris 33420 at http://kcur.org 'Anti-Smurfing' Campaign Targets Meth Cook Suppliers Nixon Urges Lawmakers to Make Certain Cold Medicines Available Only By Prescription http://kcur.org/post/nixon-urges-lawmakers-make-certain-cold-medicines-available-only-prescription <p class="legacy-audio-url"> <div class="audio-container"> <div id="jp-interface-53d7c17d75b32-" class="jp-interface"> <div id="post-audio-53d7c17d75b32-" class="jp-player" jp-instance="53d7c17d75b32-"></div> <div class="jp-controls column"> <div class="jp-progress"> <div class="jp-seek-bar"> <div class="jp-play-bar"></div> </div> </div><!-- end jp-progress --> </div><!-- end jp-controls --> <div class="playpause column"> <a href="http://stream.publicbroadcasting.net/production/mp3/kcur/local-kcur-938013.mp3" class="jp-play">Listen</a> <a class="jp-pause"></a> </div><!-- playpause --> <div class="jp-time-holder column"> <div class="jp-custom-current-time"></div> <div class="jp-custom-duration"></div> </div><!-- jp-time-holder --> <div id="slider"></div> </div><!-- .jp-interface --> </div><!-- container --> </p> <p>Springfield, Missouri – With methamphetamine lab busts on the rise in Missouri, Governor Jay Nixon is calling on lawmakers to make certain cold medicines available only by prescription. The idea is to limit access to pseudoephedrine, a key meth ingredient.</p> Thu, 02 Dec 2010 20:18:17 +0000 7329 at http://kcur.org