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Letter to the editor: Thank you, local law enforcement

5.19.16– Patrick Devereux, Tribune Interactive.

As a local business owner, I’m thankful for our law enforcement and all they do to keep my pharmacy and my community safe. In appreciation of National Police Week, I want to especially thank them for their work in tracking criminals that try to purchase cold and allergy medicine to make meth. Popular over-the-counter cold and allergy medicine contain an ingredient called pseudoephedrine that unfortunately can be used to make meth. With the help of an important piece of technology called NPLEx, the National Precursor Log Exchange, pharmacies can now work with law enforcement to monitor suspicious activity and block purchase at the point of sale to individuals that have reached their legal limit.
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