4 W.Va. stores top anti-meth tracking

Posted: 30th March 2012 by Doc in Uncategorized
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CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) – Four Kanawha County pharmacies lead West Virginia in the sale of cold remedies used illegally to make methamphetamine.

That’s according to a tracking system that will become mandatory through legislation signed Thursday by Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin.

The four Rite-Aid locations sell six to seven times as much pseudoephedrine products as similarly sized pharmacies elsewhere in the state. The Associated Press identified the locations in South Charleston, Cross Lanes, Sissonville and Charleston’s West Side by comparing tracking data provided by the State Police with Board of Pharmacy records.

The stores aren’t doing anything wrong. But the State Police believe some of these cold remedies are ending up at meth labs.

Rite Aid is among several national chains that already have added their West Virginia locations to the multi-state tracking system.






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