Why I Got Involved
I have been asked several times why I became involved in shutting down meth labs in Oklahoma. It seemed that every other night there was a new meth fire or explosion from people mixing pseudoephedrine to make their dope.
Things changed for me when I watched this video below about a little baby that got so burnt up from the parents meth lab explosion. When I saw the play pin had melted on top of this baby, that did it for me. I could no longer stand by while innocent children continued to die from these meth fires when it is 100 % preventable. You see pseudoephedrine in gel cap or liquid form is almost impossible to make meth with. I then put up this web site and went in to massive action to stop the meth labs in Oklahoma.
StopMethLabs Owner David Starkey Receives Oklahoma “Champion Of Fate Award”
The Change Your Fate organization uses professional athletes to spread the word to help stop all forms of drug abuse. www.ChangeYourFate.org
2nd Meth Proof Pseudoephedrine Receives Patent
Meth Proof Pseudoephedrine Is Here
This new meth proof pseudoephedrine is going to be the biggest things to stop the meth lab problem we have here in Oklahoma. I know there will be new city ordinances and a push for a state law very soon. This is very bad news for meth cooks and I love it!
Fox 23 Meth Proof Pseudoephedrine Interview
Update Oct. 8 2014 – The Young Man Who Started This Meth Fire Below Has Died 2 Years Later From Injecting Meth.
Meth Fire 20 Feet From My Home
The odds of a meth fire happening 20 feet from me of all people was a real
shock when I looked out mid December and saw this.
I live in a very quiet mobile home park with mostly retirees except for my neighbor’s son, who was home alone cooking dope and burned his trailer down.
This was early morning and I was asleep, but I have a 5 year old son and
I feel very lucky because the results could have been much worse.
We all think these meth fires happen to other people, but if it can happen next
to me, it can happen anywhere. I am not sure how many people will have to burn to death before we pass a prescription law – at least for the dry tabs.
New measure to crack down on meth draws criticism
A new meth lab bill is just one step away from the governor’s desk. It would require pharmacies to electronically track the sales of products that contain pseudoephedrine.
Some member of the Oklahoma Bureau of Narcotics and critics of the bill say the state has already been doing that for years. “We have a great tracking system and still nothing is working, this will make things worse than they are right now,” said David Starkey.
ABC Nightline – Meth Labs In The Heartland
This is a great multi-segment story so be sure and wait through the commercials and it will switch to another part of the meth story.
Meth Labs in America’s Heartland: ‘Nightline’ Investigates Rampant Meth Abuse in Kentucky
Father Blames Oklahoma Legislature And Invites Them To Child’s Funeral
Donald Hogue was a proud father of Ayden Ross Jennings born August 16 2010 and died November 10th 2011 in a Tulsa Meth Lab explosion. Hogue says, I blame the Oklahoma Legislature, pseudoephedrine manufacturers and the Consumer Healthcare Products Associations ( CHPA ) equally responsible with the meth cook ( Jacob Bell ).
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McAlester Keeps Ordinance – City Attorney Disagrees With AG
August 10 2011 – McAlester City Attorney Disagrees with Oklahoma Attorney General and keeps ordinance in place! Click to read story
Police: Mother arrested after newborn goes into drug withdrawal
A baby boy born in July immediately started going through withdrawal, a police report reveals. The medical staff could barely feed him.
So on Aug. 30, Provo police arrested the boy’s transient mother, Teasha Ann Carlson, for producing a meth baby. She is being held on a second-degree child endangerment charge. Read more…
Holdenville Walmart Pseudoephedrine Heist
August 10, 2011
In a phone call today with Holdenville Police Chief Kieth Wardlow said that about 40 boxes of pseudoephedrine were taken in a break-in at the local Walmart pharmacy. It appears that someone made a hole right through the Lawn and Garden Center right where the boxes of pseudoephedrine were.
Holdenville was the first city in Oklahoma to pass a pseudoephedrine ordinance requiring a prescription for the dry tablets and I am sure this will turn out to be an inside job.
Walmart is the # 1 seller of pseudoephedrine in the U.S. and we could sure use them taking a lead role in requiring the pseudoephedrine manufacturers to use existing tamper-proof technology where pseudoephedrine cannot be converted to meth!
Okmulgee Keeps Ordinance In Spite Of AG Opinion
Okmulgee joins Wagoner in taking a stand against meth labs and keeps their ordinance in place. Click To Read Full Story
Wagoner Stand Its Ground Against AG Opinion & Meth Cooks
I am very proud of the city of Wagoner taking a stand against the meth cooks even after a adverse Attorney General Opinion. The recent AG opinion says that cities do not have a right to protect themselves against the meth cooks and all the bad that goes with it. The AG opinion comes at the same time the trial for the deaths of 3 Del City Oklahoma children. The children were burned to death in a meth related fire in February of 2011.
Baby Burned in Meth Lab Explosion
Oklahoma Mom Smokes Meth While 3 Year Old Is Raped And Traded For Meth
Wake Up Oklahoma And Let’s Stop This!
Methed Out Mom Kills Baby In Washing Machine
3 Oklahoma Children Burned to Death
Okmulgee Passes Emergency Pseudoephedrine Ordinance
July 19 2011
With the help of a Okmulgee Police Chief Joe Prentice and a great city attorney ( Mike Vanderburg ), Okmulgee became the 5th city to pass a dry tablet prescription ordinance. It was a unanimous vote and I felt like I had a cheering section with the people from OSU Center For Health Sciences holding signs up to the city council to pass this ordinance.
A lot of great contacts were made to move this along even faster and I have to say a big thank you to a great city council and everyone involved !
Below is Okmulgee Police Chief Joe Prentice and my self David Starkey.
Okmulgee County Consortium supports the law to require psuedoephdrine to require a prescription.
Pharmacies Volunteer For Prescriptions
Inola, Catoosa, Pryor
McAlester OK 4th City To Pass Pseudoephedrine Ordinance
McAlester News-Capital, McAlester, OK
June 15, 2011
Motion passes that in order to purchase meth precursor drugs, buyer must have prescription.
By James Beaty, Senior Editor, McALESTER
McAlester is now the largest city in Oklahoma to make it illegal to sell ephedrine or pseudoephedrine without a prescription by a licensed physician or physician’s assistant. Click to Read Full Story
Choteau Becomes Oklahoma’s 3rd City To Pass Pseudoephedrine Ordinance
On June 13th Choteau became another city that got fed up with the meth labs and passed a ( dry tablet ) pseudoephedrine ordinance. The ordinance is the same as the other cities and there will be no restrictions on gel caps or liquids. Click to Read More
Wagoner Oklahoma Declares Emergency – Passes Pseudoephedrine Ordinance
Picture from left to right – Wagoner Police Chief Bob Haley, Oklahoma State Senator Kim David, Mayor James Jennings and me, David StarkeyWith a lot of hard work from Wagoner Police Chief Bob Haley and Oklahoma State Senator Kim David addressing the city council saying she backed this ordinance, it passed with a unanimous vote. Oklahoma State Representative Wade Rousselot had also given me his full support for this passage to stop the meth epidemic that we have here in Oklahoma.It was a absolute pleasure working with everyone from Mayor, City Attorney and just the whole Wagoner City Council that gave a powerful message to the rest of Oklahoma that they are fed up with this meth epidemic and declared an emergency and signed this ordinance into law on June 6th 2011. Read the Full Story
Holdenville OK. Passes Pseudoephedrine Ordinance
It was pretty interesting to see my little idea of a city ordinance to restrict the sale of dry tablet pseudoephedrine become reality. It took a lot of work to get it to this point and it could not have happened without the help of Holdenville Police Chief Keith Wardlow , a great city council and couple of concerned citizens.
If you are a city police chief just call of e mail me for your free city council pack to stop the meth in your town.
Holdenville Ordinance – Read the Full Story
Cox Praises Holdenville Action Against Meth
State Rep. Supports Efforts
Oklahoma House of Representatives
May 16, 2011
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
Contact: State Rep. Doug Cox
Capitol: (405) 557-7415
Contact: State Rep. Doug Cox
OKLAHOMA CITY(May 16, 2011): State Rep. Doug Cox, one of only two doctors serving in the Oklahoma Legislature, today praised the city of Holdenville for passing an ordinance banning the sale of medicine with pseudoephedrine that is used to make methamphetamine.
“In my work as an emergency room physician, every shift I see something related to methamphetamine, whether it is a person who is addicted, a person who is injured by an explosion from making it, or foster kids who have been removed from the home due to parents’ methamphetamine use,” said Cox, R-Grove.
House Bill 1235, by state Rep. Ben Sherrer (D-Chouteau), would have instituted a similar policy in state law. The bill passed out of the House Public Safety Committee this year, but did not receive a vote on the House floor.
“Holdenville realizes that their actions will not affect sufferers from the common cold and allergies, that there are plenty of other forms of pseudoephedrine as well as other medications that will continue to be accessible for those uses,” Cox said. “I hope Holdenville’s actions will inspire state leaders to take similar action soon.”