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      New laws curbing sale of meth ingredients

      (NEWSCHANNEL 3) - New laws are curbing the sale of ingredients used to make meth.

      Lawmakers say a new tracking system, used by pharmacies and law enforcement, has led to lower sales of products containing pseudoephedrine and ephedrine.

      It's targeting the practice of 'smurfing,' which refers to meth-makers shopping stores and buying small quantities of the ingredients until they have enough to make meth.

      Statistics show between January and July of this year, 7 percent fewer boxes of medication with pseudoephedrine and ephedrine were purchased.

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