CVS Drops New Policy on Purchasing Nail Polish Remover
A national pharmacy is dropping a new policy that required customers who purchased nail polish remover to be at least 18-years-old.
CVS had recently started requiring customers to show an ID to purchase products with acetone, including nail polish remover, 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.
But, CVS wrote on its Twitter account Wednesday night that after reviewing the issue further, purchasing products with acetone will no longer require an ID, except in Hawaii.
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.
5 EYEWITNESS NEWS reported on the CVS policy Tuesday night. Click here to watch our previous coverage.