An electronic tracking system which monitors the purchase of pseudoephedrine — a key component in the manufacture of methamphetamine — has helped net two drug arrests in Sullivan County.
On March 15 Sullivan County investigators obtained a search warrant for 5737 Fort Henry Drive in Kingsport. According to a Tuesday morning press release from the Sheriff's Office, the home was tabbed as potentially containing a meth lab due to high number of pseudoephedrine purchases made by resident Donna Horton, 42.
Last year the National Precursor Log Exchange, or NPLEx system, was enacted in Tennessee. It aims to monitor and stop illicit purchases of over-the-counter cold and allergy products containing pseudoephedrine, and according to the Sullivan County Sheriff's Office, identified Horton as a potential abuser.