He said police who oppose requiring a prescription for pseudoephedrine - sold under brand names such as Sudafed and Claritin-D - weren't invited to testify before the panel.
"We never heard from law enforcement officers that oppose <co >prescription, individuals we were happy to supply to testify," Gutierrez told Foster.
Foster has said the officers were invited to speak, but he never heard back from them.
Gutierrez challenged statements in the report that said police in West Virginia weren't using a pseudoephedrine-tracking system - called NPLEx - to find meth labs.
Gutierrez cited NPLEx data that shows West Virginia law enforcement officers have searched the database more than 20,000 times and generated 12,000 reports.
The task force report also stated that meth makers were circumventing NPLEx - which blocks pseudoephedrine sales when people try to exceed monthly and yearly limits - by hiring people to buy the cold medicine at multiple pharmacies. Police call the practice "smurfing."
"We were never presented with evidence this was actually occurring in West Virginia, so I don't think we can conclude this," Gutierrez wrote in an email.
Gutierrez said the task force report didn't always "distinguish between opinion, anecdotes and actual sourced data."
"As you may recall, someone from law enforcement attempted to appeal to emotion during the discussion by showing pictures of burn victims - none of which were from West Virginia," Gutierrez wrote.
Delegate Don Perdue, D-Wayne, and Sen. Greg Tucker, D-Nicholas, plan to introduce legislation next month that would require a prescription for non-tamper-resistant pseudoephedrine products.
Gutierrez is expected to talk with state lawmakers about his objections to the Kanawha drug task force report.
"...We were disappointed that the report did not include the full breadth of information on meth use and addiction, meth labs, and drug diversion that currently exists in the public domain," he said Tuesday.
Carper said the report is factual and accurate.
"It tells the truth," he said. "With Mr. Gutierrez's group, the issue is all about money. With Dr. Foster, it's all about the health and welfare of the people of this state."
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