Leadsonlabs Helps Police Bust Meth Ring
Using information provided by LeadsOnlabs, an online system to facilitate monitoring of the illegal sale of pseudoephedrine, an ingredient used to manufacture methamphetamine, state and local police joined forces to detain and arrest most of a group of twelve individuals worked together to buy large quantities of pseudoephedrine and, finally, to make methamphetamine. The group, which included repeat drug offenders, on probation recently listed as a fugitive, and four others active in the wanted list, was trying to buy illegal quantities of pills containing pseudoephedrine in Sherwood, North Little Rock and eight other cities in Arkansas.
Pharmacies and shops selling non-prescription medicines containing pseudoephedrine record of the sale of tablets in LeadsOnlabs. When making a purchase, the buyer’s name and driver’s license is entered into the system. If an individual attempts to acquire more than the legal amount of pseudoephedrine permitted by federal law, the system immediately block the sale.
“Breaking the methamphetamine ring was a big step in the fight against meth in the state of Arkansas,” said researcher Chris Anderson of the Arkansas State Police.
In this particular case, some people had already reached this limit and were trying to buy more pills. In fact, the system LeadsOnLabs blocked a total of forty-three of the 235 operations that were attempted by this group. Because LeadsOnlabs is a logbook online and provides real-time alerts, pharmacies across the state were informed of this group and were immediately able to deny the sale of additional pills to these individuals.
And of course, a few minutes of that description, some individuals tried to make a purchase. Using information from LeadsOnlabs, the police could detain suspects, which led to other group members, and helped police locate the location of the meth lab.
“We commend the courageous efforts of the Arkansas State Police and various local law enforcement agencies and the work they do to combat methamphetamine abuse in your state,” said Dave Finley, president and CEO of LeadsOnlabs. “We are proud to be able to help them identify individuals and groups of manufacturers of methamphetamine. Through our partnership, we hope to help win the war on meth in the state of Arkansas.”
Arkansas State LeadsOnlabs system instituted statewide in an attempt to eradicate the abuse of methamphetamine in the state in 2008 under the direction of Attorney General Dustin McDaniel. The system has been credited with helping law enforcement bust meth labs and locate methamphetamine abusers in the state.
LeadsOnline is the nation’s largest online investigative system used by more than 3,000 law enforcement agencies to recover stolen property and solve crimes. Every day, millions of items are added to the database LeadsOnline by companies including thrift stores, scrap metal recyclers, pawn shops and Internet stores leave the 50 states. The records are instantly available to agencies of enforcement, ie, crimes can be solved in seconds, not months. LeadsOnline system, compatible with the NCIC, it serves as an indispensable resource efficient and saving money for the detectives, as it provides a database of several jurisdictions, instant and accurate for criminals escaping detection by selling stolen property in another city. An official partner of eBay, LeadsOnline helps prevent illegal transactions in the eBay Web site, giving law enforcement access to the largest online marketplace in the world through the automatic loading of all eBay transactions on the basis of LeadsOnline data. LeadsOnlabs LeadsOnline also includes a system for monitoring those involved in the illegal manufacture of methamphetamine, a metal theft Research System designed to track the theft of copper and other metals, and the names of the cross-checks of pawn customers against the OFAC SDN list of known terrorists and narcotics traffickers. Each year, LeadsOnline is credited with the recovery of millions of dollars in stolen goods and solve thousands of crimes that are often associated with major crimes such as homicide, identity theft, and arson. Based in Dallas and headed by President and CEO Dave Finley, LeadsOnline works with thousands of agencies across the country including New York police, the Dallas Police Department and the Police Department San Francisco. www.leadsonline.com
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