CVS Now Requires IDs to Purchase Nail Polish Remover
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A National pharmacy has made it more difficult to buy nail polish remover.
CVS now requires buyers of the liquid to be 18-years-old or older and show their identification.
The company says they are doing this to curb the production and sale of methamphetamine. The key ingredient in nail polish remover is acetone, and that can be used to make meth.
CVS released the following statement to 5 EYEWITNESS NEWS: "We are committed to ensuring customer convenience while appropriately complying with regulations in our business. With that in mind, we are in the process of reviewing our policy concerning the sale of products containing acetone. We currently require a valid ID to be presented to purchase nail polish remover based on various regulations requiring retailers to record sales of acetone products due to its use as an ingredient in the illegal manufacture of methamphetamine. We plan to communicate a revision to our policy shortly."
Spokesperson for the Ramsey County Sheriff's Office Narcotics team Randy Gustafson says deputies are aware of the use of nail polish remover in the making of methamphetamine but that it doesn't appear to be a problem in the Metro area.