CHARLESTON, W.Va., June 18, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- The West Virginia Retailers Association today releases the first quarter data from the state's real-time, stop-sale pseudoephedrine (PSE) tracking system, the National Precursor Log Exchange (NPLEx).
In the first quarter of 2015, NPLEx blocked the sale of 1,486 boxes, totaling almost 4,000 grams of pseudoephedrine from being illegally purchased.
NPLEx serves as a vital tool in the collaboration between retailers and law enforcement officers as they track and stop the sale of medicines containing pseudoephedrine to potential meth criminals. NPLEx allows for the retailers to block the sale of PSE to those who criminally misuse the medicine, while ensuring that the consumers who need it most continue to have access to these safe and effective over-the-counter cold and allergy medicines.
"NPLEx has been an incredibly important resource for retailers and law enforcement officers across the state in their fight against meth," said Bridget Lambert, president of the West Virginia Retailers Association. "By ensuring that meth makers are stopped from even purchasing pseudoephedrine, we can significantly cut down on meth labs in our state without punishing law-abiding West Virginians."
The West Virginia Retailers Association is the voice of the retail industry in West Virginia. The association was founded in 1942 by merchants concerned with advancing and safeguarding the well-being of the retail industry. The Association is recognized by merchants, legislators, state officials, and other trade groups as the spokesman for the retailing industry.
SOURCE West Virginia Retailers Association