More Arrests For Ephedrine Purchases

Indiana State Police say they're making more meth-related arrests, thanks to a law that's now a year old.

Police are checking the customer logs at pharmacies, to track those who buy more ephedrine than allowed by law. But the process is slow - the logs have to be reviewed one purchase at a time.

Sergeant Todd Ringle explains, "We're spending hours looking at log books to make one single arrest. So it's something that's very tedious, but we're willing to do, because it's very important to curb this problem. We're starting to see that the number of meth labs are decreasing."
Sergeant Ringle says police won't have to review the logs manually for much longer. The state should have an electronic ephedrine database up and running no later than 2008.