24 Aug: Sarlo Bill Package To Crack Down On Illegal Pharmaceuticals Signed

TRENTON – A package of bills sponsored by Senator Paul A. Sarlo which would crack down on illegal pharmaceutical drug dealers, strengthen regulations on current pharmaceutical wholesalers, and restrict access to common substances that can be used in the manufacture of meth, was signed into law today by Governor Codey.

“The pharmaceutical industry is the backbone of New Jersey’s economy, but time after time, we’ve seen instances where criminals have exploited the system for ill-gotten gains,” said Senator Sarlo, D-Bergen, Essex and Passaic. “These three new laws will provide very real penalties to very serious crimes that threaten the safety and well-being of New Jersey’s residents, by undermining the integrity and security of the drug industry. Through greater regulation on existing legitimate pharmaceutical distributors, we can also cut off the pipeline for illegal activity.”