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Senator Yoder Highlights The Success Of NPLEx In The First Quarter Of 2015

7.8.15 – Indiana State Senator Carlin Yoder’s Office

Indiana State Senator Carlin Yoder (R-Middlebury) today released the 2015 first quarter information from NPLEx, Indiana’s real-time, stop-sale pseudoephedrine tracking system.

Indiana is one of 31 states across the country that rely on NPLEx to automatically block unlawful, attempted pseudoephedrine (PSE) purchases at the point of sale. NPLEx is a vital tool for law enforcement and retailers to help ensure that bad actors cannot buy PSE-containing medicine and try to use it in the meth-making process. NPLEx has aided law enforcement across the country by flagging and tracking those who purchase more PSE than legally allowed.

Through the first quarter of 2015, the NPLEx system in Indiana helped block the sale of 6,515 boxes of PSE, keeping 14,928 grams from being bought unlawfully in the state.

“This data makes apparent that NPLEx has once again demonstrated that it is an important tool for law enforcement as they fight the meth scourge in Indiana,” said Senator Yoder. “Seeing the success of NPLEx should only motivate my fellow legislators to enact tougher anti-meth laws. Following the examples set in both Alabama and Oklahoma, I co-sponsored legislation that would prevent convicted meth criminals from purchasing pseudoephedrine without a prescription, while allowing law-abiding Hoosiers full access to safe and effective cold and allergy medications. Both Alabama and Oklahoma have seen nearly an 80 percent reduction in meth labs since the passage of their legislation. I urge my colleagues in the legislature to support similar meth offender block list legislation during the 2016 legislative session in order to combat meth labs in Indiana without punishing law-abiding Hoosiers.”