Oklahoma Creates Meth Offender Registry
As of November 1st, Oklahoma began a meth offender registry for those who have been convicted of meth use:
"Oklahoma was the first state in the nation to control pseudoephedrine and tie all pharmacies together electronically to track pseudoephedrine sales in real-time.
Thanks to a new law, Oklahoma will include meth conviction data in the purchase process to block those seeking pseudoephedrine to manufacture meth, said Mark Woodward, spokesman for the Oklahoma Bureau of Narcotics, which pursued the law.
Woodward said a new meth offender registry, authorized under House Bill 3380, authored by state Rep. Randy Terrill, R-Moore, and state Sen. Anthony Sykes, R-Moore, is designed to help reverse a recent rise in clandestine meth lab seizures.
Data collected by the OBN on customers attempting to buy pseudoephedrine showed many had a criminal history involving meth offenses, Woodward said. The registry will be tied to the agency’s existing database used to track pseudoephedrine purchases, he said."