Henry County Deputies Warn Of Cold Medicine Purchases

10:54 PM, Nov 14, 2013   |    comments
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MARTINSVILLE, Va -- Henry County Sheriff's Office tells WFMY News 2 they have received numerous complaints about people being approached at pharmacies and other businesses that sell cold medications.

Deputies are told individuals are approaching patrons and asking them to buy cold medicine for them. The cold medicine they want contains ephedrine or pseudoephedrine, which are drugs used to manufacture meth.

With the increase nationwide to manufacture meth, procedures to limit the amount of ephedrine and pseudoephedrine have been put in place. Virginia law limits retails sales to no more than 3.6 grams per day and 9 grams per 30-day period per customer.

The Sheriff's Office is asking people to be conscious of these types of individuals and to be aware of their surroundings. Deputies encourage anyone who sees anything suspicious to call Henry County Sheriff's Office at 276-638-8751.

WFMY News 2

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