By Whitney Teal
Add nail polish remover to the list of common household chemicals that could, potentially, maybe, in theory be used to make methamphetamine, an illegal drug. CVS announced this week that it would require identification to purchase removers containing acetone, according to NBC4 Washington.
The retailer said the ingredient could be used to make the drug, commonly referred to as crystal meth or just meth.
"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 Public Relations Director Mike DeAngelis told NBC.
There are three CVS stores in the Annandale-area, located at: 7205 Little River Turnpike in Annandale, 7859 Heritage Drive in Annandale and 3921 Prosperity Avenue in Fairfax.
The pharmacy will scan the drivers licenses of customers buying nail polish remover and track the sales of the product, NBC reported. Sales will be denied to customers trying to purchase multiple bottles in one day.A national policy and registry already limits the sell of cough and allergy medications containing pseudoephedrine, an ingredient that law enforcement officials previously said was being used to make meth.