EYEWITNESS LOCAL NEWSRetailers Association Says Law Curbs Sale Of Meth Components
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Web Producer: Jeff Morris
Reported: Aug. 6, 2013 3:42 PM EDT
Charleston , Kanawha County , West Virginia
Meth labs still make headlines, but the West Virginia Retailers Association says a new law cracking down on the sale of key ingredients appears to be a success.
President Bridget Lambert said data from the state Board of Pharmacy show a new real-time tracking system stopped the sale of nearly 10,000 boxes of pseudoephedrine.
West Virginia passed legislation last year requiring retailers to enter all cold-remedy sales in the National Precursor Log Exchange, a tracking system now used by at least 27 other states.
The law also set new limits on how much pseudoephedrine can be sold.
Lambert said the system balances the need to fight drug abuse with access for law-abiding citizens. She says it also reduces pressure on retailers by automatically blocking transactions at the point of sale.
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