Several Kentucky legislators joined local law enforcement officials and leaders from the Kentucky Pharmacists Association, the Pennyrile Narcotics Task Force this afternoon to educate the public about the state’s new voluntary retail anti-smurfing campaign.
The initiative was developed by the Consumer Healthcare Products Association to educate potential smurfers--individuals who buy pseudoephedrine and sell the products to another person for the purpose of making methamphetamine.
House District 8 Representative, John Tilley spoke about how this effort is fight that needs to be maintained in battling the spread of illegal drugs in the Commonwealth.
District State Senator, Whitney Westerfield spoke about his experience as the Assistant Commonwealth’s Attorney and how criminals try to stay one step ahead of law enforcement on the war on drugs.
House District 15 Representative Brent Yonts then commented how Senate Bill 3 is working and will continue to work in eradicating meth labs in the state.
The anti-smurfing initiative is a public-private partnership that offers pharmacies in Kentucky posters to be placed at the retail counter.
The program is co-sponsored by the Consumer Healthcare Products Association, the Kentucky Retail Federation and the Kentucky Pharmacists Association.
The anti-smurfing campaign was kicked off in Hopkinsville at Cayce’s Eagle Way Pharmacy located at 211 Burley Avenue.