State Representative Dan Beiser sponsored legislation that Governor Pat Quinn has now signed, cracking down on the production of methamphetamine. The bill closes a loophole that previously allowed meth makers to go from store to store to purchase their ingredients in small quantities. Now, each purchase will be tracked by a statewide system.
Beiser says while much has been done in the fight against meth, there's much more yet to accomplish.
The new electronic tracking system requires records of all pseudoephedrine purchases to be shared between pharmacies, exposing frequent buyers and enabling law enforcement to apprehend criminals.