The West Virginia Sheriffs' Association is working to close the "cash loophole" in prescription drug purchases.
93% of people who obtain prescription drugs, do it through a national data system, that identifies the prescriber, the doctor, and the medication. But they say the other seven percent account for this "cash loophole"
Seven percent of people pay cash only, leaving no trail or record of their transactions. Ohio County Sheriff Pat Butler wants to know who is purchasing these drugs, as well as when they are being purchased and where. He said the problem is even affecting your wallet.
"Every citizen is paying for it," Butler said. "There are higher prices in the grocery store, Walmart, Target, etc...because you have to mark up the prices to cover the shoplifting."