Tulsa, Okla. - States have been sharing information in a database for the past year on who buys pseudoephedrine, and how MUCH, to try to stop meth labs.
And the numbers show it's WORKING.
Oklahoma helped create a pseudoephedrine registry with neighboring states so they could catch meth cooks who try to load up on the maximum amount of pseudoephedrine allowed by law and then go to a different state to get more of their ingredients.
"They won't be able to just buy it here in Oklahoma, hit their daily limit, turn around and get in their car, drive to Texas, Arkansas, Missouri, or Kansas and do the same thing," said Mark Woodward with the State Bureau of Narcotics.
Woodward told FOX-25 in Oklahoma City that in 2012, police found around 800 meth labs in Oklahoma, but during just the past year that the program has been in operation in 2013, that number has been cut by HALF to around 400.