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Could a new pill help solve West Virginia's problems with meth?

15,000 coupons were put out in Sunday's paper for Zephrex-D.

Because of it's pasty consistency, the pill can't be ground into powder and the pseudoephedrine inside is so hard to extract, it would cost too much to convert.

People who live near Edwards Street in Beckley where a man was arrested, after police suspected he was selling meth from his home in April, think the pill is a good idea.

"I think that would be better then, because if you can't make it as easily, than it's not going to be distributed as easy," said Justin Axley, who lives in Beckley.

Because the pill is so new, it isn't sold yet at many pharmacies in West Virginia.

But we found a similar pill at Bypass Pharmacy in Beckley called Nexafed.

Authorities in Missouri are hoping the pill will solve their problems with meth.  Find out more details about that, by visiting this following web page: http://www.cbsnews.com/8301-18563_162-57610510/new-pill-could-solve-missouris-meth-problem/.