Now do not get me wrong, I really do understand the need for a program like this, cus God only knows how much meth is made in this city. I also understand, at least in theory, that the normal law-obeying person has nothing to fear from this. But what is left out of the story: How much meth is going to get you your very own police surveillance detail?
So, I am sure that I do not come close to buying enough cold drugs to even hit anywhere near the radar. Heck, I do not even remember the last time I bought anything with like Sudafed or anything that has ephedrine or pseudoephedrine in it. But if I had a large family (and I did all the buying) or if I was prone to colds or really bad allergies, I might find my self buying more then the normal amount of Sudafed type drugs, enough so that I might find my self with a APD surveillance detail on my ass.
I also wonder if ordinances, like the one the city passed in 2005 really do work. I mean, I could see if these were state wide rules / laws, but being that it is just one municipality, means I could go to Rio Rancho, Bernalillo, Las Lunas, or Belen (or anywhere else in the state for that matter) and buy ephedrine like it was going out of style. I also wonder if laws like these really do work, or just force the meth makes to find "alternative" ways of getting there hands on ephedrine, like robbing a pharmacy.
If there is a major downturn in meth production and meth houses, then I might just have to start singing the praises of this. But until I see figures indicating otherwise, I am going to remain a septic of this program.