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Posted: Wednesday, June 17, 2009 10:00 pm

The rented silver Dodge Durango pulled up to Raley's in Galt, and several homeless men got out. They filed into the store, went to the pharmacy, and one by one asked to buy some Sudafed.

Current laws require people to show government-issued identification in order to buy cold medicine containing pseudoephedrine, the main ingredient used to make the illegal drug methamphetamine. The men complied and then, carrying their small pharmacy bags, they left the store and got back into the vehicle.

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11 comments:

  • posted at 5:02 pm on Thu, Jun 18, 2009.

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    THEY ALL MUST OF HAD A COLD...LOL....

     
  • posted at 1:10 pm on Thu, Jun 18, 2009.

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    Legalize marijuana, ban Sudafed.

     
  • posted at 12:03 pm on Thu, Jun 18, 2009.

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    Hi dogs4you, hope you are in the shade with a cold drink! Its hot!

     
  • posted at 11:33 am on Thu, Jun 18, 2009.

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    As usual, T&C has hit the nail on the head when he states that those that use Meth will not be deterred. Here`s the reason why, go to Google, and viola there is a complete list of ingredients for the making of Meth., and not all that hard to get either. The author even goes so far as to warm the apprentice Meth maker to be careful when making this crap not to blow up the room or house it is being made in. Once hooked, always hooked so don`t start, you can always tell a Meth head by looking at his tooth, if he has more that a couple he most likely flosses with a rope.Also, Atomic Bombs, hey no problem.

     
  • posted at 11:31 am on Thu, Jun 18, 2009.

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    And Galt wants a Dope shop in town when you can go to Raley's in Galt!!!!!

     
  • posted at 10:33 am on Thu, Jun 18, 2009.

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    Boy, Mayor Shelton is sure crackin down on the crime in Galt. We've now become the dumping ground for the Central Valley. More gang violence, more property crimes, and now this. What's next? You've really let a lot of folks down by letting crime skyrocket these last 6 months. Please make some effort to fix it.

     
  • posted at 8:32 am on Thu, Jun 18, 2009.

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    You get a 5 day supply when you buy. If more than one of you needs the decongestant, you're forced to pharmacy hop to get enough, if you are a single parent. That was bad enough. This is frustrating for those of us to depend on pseudoephedrine for severe allergies.

     
  • posted at 6:50 am on Thu, Jun 18, 2009.

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    The homeless get sniffles, too.

     
  • posted at 5:58 am on Thu, Jun 18, 2009.

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    T & C is right. All this law does is make it more difficult and expensive for the law abiding people to get cold medicine.

     
  • posted at 5:46 am on Thu, Jun 18, 2009.

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    What Is This......Homeless People Working For The Drug Trade? Don't They Know The Rules? Whats Next The Blind Teaching Your Kids To Drive. Beam Me Up.

     
  • posted at 2:14 am on Thu, Jun 18, 2009.

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    Those who make their $$$ from "Meth" will not be deterred! Those who use Meth will not be deterred. As more and more police budgets shrink, Drug crimes will grow!

     
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