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ID required for nail polish remover

Reported by: Jamie Smith
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Updated: 8/13/2013 10:21 am
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- When police bust methamphetamine labs, they usually find household items being used to produce the powerful drug. One common ingredient used to make meth is acetone, a key component in nail polish remover. That's why CVS pharmacies in our area are now restricting sale of this cosmetic staple.

CVS pharmacies just posted notices in the cosmetics aisles that you now must show a valid government-issued photo ID to buy the acetone product. The pharmacy cashier will scan your license to keep track of how much nail polish remover you buy.

"This policy is based on various regulations requiring retailers to record sales of acetone. Our policy also limits the sale of these products in conjunction with other methamphetamine precursors,” said CVS spokesman Michael DeAngelis.

So just like cold medicines that already require ID, now CVS is tracking your acetone purchases, too.

Danielle Bombard had no idea a meth lab was brewing in the now boarded-up home across the street from her Southside home. She told Action News that she hopes this acetone restriction will make it that much more difficult for drug makers to produce meth.

“It's ridiculous,” Bombard said of the new CVS policy, “But if it protects our children nowadays, then that’s what you got to do.”

A company official tells Action News that customers will be limited to purchasing 36 ounces of acetone products per day and 64 ounces per month.
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nativejax - 8/13/2013 2:03 PM
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I am giving a email address where we may make a difference.. It provides place's to sign petitions without

wishmistress - 8/13/2013 12:02 PM
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@Patriot....I'm sure I do to. Along with all the other law-abiding citizens who use it for its intended purposes.

wishmistress - 8/13/2013 12:00 PM
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What stupidity! The only thing they are going to create is a Black Market for freaking nail polish remover. People will be stealing it, along with all the other things they do this to. Instead of going after the 'bad guys', they insist on controlling the rest of us by treating us like little babies.

Realchange - 8/13/2013 11:52 AM
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Soon everything will require ID to purchase that is the way government wants it. Use what is called a pretext to take freedom away bit by bit. Your right are virtually gone, but people say as long as they got their jobs, their freedoms, and their sports games they don't care. Government is actively spying on every US citizen who cares no one. Actively ignoring the bill of Rights in the US Constitution at will who cares no one. It's like trial attorney's say it's trivial till it harms your family then you want everyone to help you but no one does. Pretty soon you will need your new Government backed ID to buy anything all for your safety of course. Police state is what we are becoming all to keep you a little safer from drugs, terrorists, and each other.

RetiredJSO - 8/13/2013 7:57 AM
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Remember the Feds are reading this.

Patriot88 - 8/13/2013 4:14 AM
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Funny, I've got a gallon can of the stuff in my shed that I bought at Home Depot.
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