CVS to begin IDing customers for nail polish remover

Published On: Aug 12 2013 07:44:06 PM CDT
HOUSTON -

Get ready to whip out your ID when buying nail polish remover.

Currently CVS and many other stores require customers to show ID when buying medicines that can be used to make meth.

A Local 2 employee was carded at a CVS in southwest Houston for nail polish remover.

Carding for acetone based nail polish remover was first reported in the New England area recently and a spokesperson for CVS has said the company is in the process of implementing the policy at all of its 7,500 locations.

Customers wanting to buy the polish remover will be asked to show ID and may be limited to how many bottles they can buy at once. It's the latest crackdown against over the counter products used to make methamphetamine.

CVS' public relations director Mike DeAngelis told NBC News, "Our policy limits the sale of these products in conjunction with other methamphetamine precursors and is based on various regulations requiring retailers to record sales of acetone."

CVS changed its policies after a $77.6 million settlement concerning sales of cough and cold medicines used to make meth.

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