State Representative Dan Beiser of Alton is sponsoring legislation approved by the Illinois House that cracks down on the production of methamphetamine. The bill would close a loophole that previously allowed meth makers to go from store to store to purchase their ingredients in small quantities. If this bill becomes law, 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 would require records of all pseudoephedrine purchases to be shared between pharmacies, exposing frequent buyers and enabling law enforcement to apprehend criminals.