CHARLESTON, W.Va., Nov. 20, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- The West Virginia Retailers Association today lauded the latest results achieved by the real-time, stop-sale system in West Virginia. Data released by the National Precursor Log Exchange (NPLEx) show that through November 12, electronic technology in the Mountain State blocked more than 16,753 boxes from being sold illegally, preventing more than 44,447 grams from potentially being diverted by meth criminals.
"West Virginia's stop-sale system continues to prove its value in the fight against methamphetamine. These most recent results again emphasize the importance of giving this new system time to work. Its benefit to retailers and to law enforcement cannot be overstated," said Bridget Lambert, president of the West Virginia Retailers Association. "As West Virginia lawmakers consider additional laws to curb our state's drug problem, they must acknowledge the undeniable success of electronic blocking technology and continue to let it work. Enacting policies that further restrict the lives of honest law-abiding citizens is not going to solve our state's problems."
About the West Virginia Retailers Association
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 in West Virginia.
SOURCE West Virginia Retailers Association