Cheap meth ingredients
By Ross Romaniuk ,Winnipeg Sun
First posted: Friday, July 13, 2012 09:44 PM CDT
A Zellers store in Winnipeg scrambled on Friday to withdraw dramatic discounts on several cough and cold medications after concerns expressed by consumers – and possibly by police – that the products contain ingredients that could be used to make the street drug crystal methamphetamine.
Customers flocked to two display shelves at the department store chain’s outlet at Grant Park Shopping Centre, eagerly grabbing up boxes of various forms of cough and sinus pills, as well as syrup to relieve colds and flu. Several of the Truly brand products contain pseudoephedrine hydrochloride, and were marked down by as much as 90% from their regular prices.
Ashleigh Gray, who saw some of the merchandise priced as low as 25 or 50 cents through the several-dollar discounts, charged that the sale was a “ridiculous liquidation effort” that had made pseudoephedrine far too accessible to those who might want it for an illegal laboratory to produce crystal meth – a powerful stimulant known on the street as "glass" or "ice."
“For less than $1,000, someone could pick up the entire amount and take over the meth-cooking in our city. Is this against any law, or just morally wrong?” Gray told the Winnipeg Sun.
“I hope someone can go witness this for themselves, and maybe put a stop to it.”.....................http://www.winnipegsun.com/2012/07/13/c ... ngredients