The Meth Watch Program, initiated in 2006 educates store employees to watch for purchase patterns which could indicate the production of crystal meth. We want to create as many obstacles as possible for criminals looking to produce this drug in our community.
The Meth Watch Program is designed to help curtail the theft and suspicious sales of pseudoephedrine products and other common household commodities used in the illicit manufacturing of methamphetamine in small, underground labs. A key goal of this program is to promote cooperation between retailers and law enforcement agencies to prevent the diversion of legitimate products for illegal use.
The Meth Watch objectives are to:
- Increase awareness by retail employees and management of methamphetamine production and how precursor chemicals are diverted from legal products into illegal manufacture of methamphetamine.
- Promote co-operation and teamwork between retailers and law enforcement professionals.
- Reduce methamphetamine production without disrupting the availability of legal products.