Tracking Cold Medicine Purchases Not Hugely Beneficial

By Scott Sarvay

Tracking Cold Medicine Purchases Not Hugely Beneficial

February 6, 2012 Updated Feb 6, 2012 at 10:19 AM EDT

INDIANA (Indiana’s NewsCenter) – According to an Indiana State Police official the new computerized tracking of cold medications used in making meth hasn’t been a huge help to investigators.

The tracking of cold medicines, specifically medicines that contain pseudoephedrine, became law in January 2011 and state police believe that the data they have now hasn’t been useful.

State Police 1st Sgt. Niki Crawford told the Evansville Courier & Press that meth cookers are getting around the tracking and purchase limits by paying people to purchase the cold medicines on their behalf.

Some legislators believe the next step could be the requirement of a prescription from a doctor.




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