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In response to a Drug Topics column that viewed e-tracking as the solution to illegal methamphetamine use, a law-enforcement veteran speaks out about the drawbacks connected with e-tracking systems.
Meth incidents increase in e-tracking states
The latest twist with e-tracking is a Meth Offender Registry that attempts to prevent criminals from buying PSE. The reality is that meth cookers don't need to buy PSE - there are hordes of people willing to make a quick buck by purchasing the PSE for them. Coupled with the rampant availability of false identifications, anyone can buy PSE as often as they choose. This is why states with e-tracking systems continue to have increasing numbers of meth labs.