Shelby Co. pharmacist praises 1-year-old anti-smurfing law | News
SHELBY COUNTY, AL (WBRC)- It's been a year since Alabama Attorney General Luther Strange announced a new anti-smurfing campaign.
At least one Shelby County pharmacist says so far, it's been a big success. Smurfing is the nickhame for a process where meth makers send several people out to buy a few of the ingredients to make meth in order to avoid making pharmacists or investigators suspicious.
But a new state law enforcement computer system tracks how much of those drugs a person buys and prevents anyone from buying more than 7.5 grams a month.
The system automatically alerts local police or sheriff's investigators when someone tries to buy more of a product than they should.
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