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Illinois pilot program tracks PSE

This article was originally published in The Tan Sheet

Executive Summary

Six Illinois counties begin electronically tracking pharmacy purchases of nonprescription products containing pseudoephedrine June 15 as part of a pilot program overseen by the Southern Illinois Enforcement Group. The Illinois State Police Precursor Tracking Program is slated for evaluation after eight months to determine the feasibility of a statewide system for monitoring purchases of methamphetamine precursors. Tom McNamara, special projects coordinator for Carbondale-based SIEG, said in an interview the e-tracking system is online but will not be fully operational until Aug. 17. In March, Iowa became the seventh state to mandate electronic tracking for purchases of meth ingredients (1"The Tan Sheet" April 6, 2009, In Brief)

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