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New Cold Pill Laws In Effect

TRI-CITIES, Wash. - Police say it's good news for our state.  Starting Saturday, everyone in the United States buying cold medicine with the meth ingredient pseudoephedrine will have to show identification and sign their name.

The Benton County Sheriff's Office said they're seeing a decline in the local production of meth and credit tough new laws and cooperation from local businesses.

The new law aims to limit access to materials to make the drug meth.  There are already strict laws in effect in Oregon.

Police said the nationwide controls will prevent Oregon meth cooks from shopping for psuedoephedrine in neighboring states.