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Michigan Police successful in crackdown on meth

MICHIGAN-- A program aimed to crackdown on meth was deemed a success, on Friday.

Last October, Michigan pharmacies started using an electronic database to track purchases of medicine with psuedo-ephedrine, a key ingredient in meth.

Since pharmacies started using the database, police have made more than 50 arrests.

One local pharmacy told ABC 57 News that it's a step in the right direction.

John Burgess, a pharmacist at Martin's Super Market said "It's an instantaneous system. We know if someone is exceeding the allowed amount. Where in the past with the manual log book, we really had no idea."

The pharmacist said even people who are truly sick aren't buying as much medicine.

 

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