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Alabama Sees Second Largest Reduction Of Pseudoephedrine Sales As Meth Labs Decline

12.22.14 – Stephanie Petelos, Cullman Sense

CULLMAN — Data from the National Association of Drug Diversion Investigators (NADDI) shows in 2014 Alabama has seen the second highest reduction of sales of pseudoephedrine (PSE) in the country. PSE sales are declining as Alabama rounds out its third year in a row of meth lab reductions.

PSE is a primary ingredient used to manufacture methamphetamine (meth). The sale of PSE began being monitored in Alabama in 2012 with the NPLEx system. The most recent NPLEx data shows in Alabama, the technology has blocked the sale of 56,050 boxes of medicine containing PSE since the start of 2014, a 31 percent reduction from the number of blocked sales in 2013. So far in 2014 the NPLEx system has been responsible for keeping 138,225 grams out of the hands of potential meth criminals.

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