Contact: Rep. Cody Horlacher
Madison, WI—NPLEx Legislation (AB 306) authored by Rep. Cody Horlacher (R-Mukwonago) has helped Wisconsin Department of Justice (DOJ) and Vilas County Sheriff’s Office locate a methamphetamine laboratory in Eagle River on March 30th. Two individuals have been charged with multiple felonies as a result of the investigation.
Governor Walked signed AB 306 into law in November 2017 allowing Wisconsin to join the National Precursor Log Exchange (NPLEx) Program. Rep. Horlacher was the lead author on this legislation and was able to work with former Sen. Sheila Harsdorf to move this bill through the legislative process.
“I am glad that we were able to add Wisconsin to the NPLEx program, giving law enforcement the tools they need to locate and stop production at these meth labs. I am proud that we were able to work together to keep our communities safe and provide real-time tracking capabilities to those who work to identify and interrupt these illegal operations,” said Rep. Horlacher.
NPLEx is available at no cost to the state or the law enforcement and pharmacies that utilize the data. Wisconsin has joined over 30 other states that are implementing this type of program through legislative action.
“NPLEx is at the forefront of the fight to end methamphetamine production in the State of Wisconsin,” said Rep. Horlacher. “I am honored that I have been able to work alongside partners in law enforcement, DOJ, pharmacies, and advocates to help protect the public.”