West Virginia Retailers release 2016 NPLEx data
2.15.2017 – The Exponent Telegram
CHARLESTON — The West Virginia Retailers Association has released the most recent data from the National Precursor Log Exchange (NPLEx), West Virginia’s real-time, stop-sale pseudoephedrine monitoring system, covering the period Jan. 1, 2016 to Dec. 31, 2016.
West Virginia is among the 33 states across the nation that have adopted NPLEx to block, at the point of sale, the unlawful purchase of over-the-counter medicines containing pseudoephedrine (PSE) for purchasers who have exceeded the daily and monthly purchase limits. Along with retailers, law enforcement use NPLEx to fight the production of meth in West Virginia by monitoring suspicious purchase patterns and using the system to target meth makers to be questioned.
Throughout 2016, NPLEx blocked the sale of 17,096 boxes of PSE in the Mountain State, totaling 46,065 grams, from being purchased beyond the legal limit.
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