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Letter: Thank police for meth’s decline

5.18.2017 – Rep. Linda Lawson, Kokomo Tribune

While most Hoosiers are probably familiar with, or have been affected by, our state’s methamphetamine problem, probably fewer are aware of the great strides that have been made by our law enforcement towards reducing meth’s prevalence. Methamphetamine production has plummeted in Indiana, and it’s thanks to the hard work of our law enforcement officers, who deserve endless praise during this National Police Week.

Indiana law enforcement have been especially effective in the fight against meth thanks to the use of the National Precursor Log Exchange. This tool tracks purchases of over-the-counter cold and allergy medicines, such as Sudafed or Claritin-D, which contain pseudoephedrine, one ingredient that some criminals use to make meth. Rather than limiting access to these medicines for law-abiding citizens, the use of this tool allows law enforcement to arrest and prosecute criminals effectively.

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