, Muskogee, OK


January 10, 2013

Multistate registry positive step

— Law enforcement must be given every tool it needs to fight the production of methamphetamine.

Oklahoma joined a multistate registry designed keep individuals from purchasing products with pseudoephedrine in one state and crossing the border to buy more in a neighboring state.

Pseudoephedrine is the key ingredient in manufacturing meth.

Pseudoephedrine is an ingredient in many non-prescription allergy medications.

Oklahoma has laws that limit the amount of pseudoephedrine products one person can buy.

Before Jan. 1, however, a person could purchase the maximum amount in Oklahoma and cross the border to buy more in Arkansas, Kansas or Missouri.

By joining the 17 other states using NPLEX (National Precursor Log Exchange) system, Oklahoma continues a much-needed fight to stop meth.

NPLEX will make it more difficult to manufacture meth. However, law-abiding customers and pharmacies won’t notice a difference.

Meth is an ongoing problem throughout the United States.

Oklahoma and the federal government must continue to do everything possible to make it nearly impossible to manufacture meth.

We must make it so difficult to make meth that criminals abandon the whole idea.

NPLEX may not be the final solution to the meth epidemic.

But it is an important step in showing criminals it won’t be easy to carry on their drug enterprises.

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