Are the cops going to care about my Claritin habit?
October 18, 2007 4:53 PM Subscribe
I have been caught trying to buy more pseudoephedrine than is allowed by under Federal guidelines. Am I about to be hauled off to the meth version of Gitmo?!
posted by craichead to Law & Government (23 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
Once upon a time, I had terrible allergies. Then I started taking 24 hour Claritin-D every day, and my allergies went away. I can sleep at night; my nose is not irritated from constant blowing; I can wear eye makeup any time I want, confident that my watery eyes will not smear it. I love 24 hour Claritin-D. It's so awesome that I don't even mind spending a buck a day on allergy medicine.
Today I realized that I was going to run out of Claritin soon, and I went to my local CVS to get more. The nice pharmacist ran my license through her little computer and told me that I couldn't buy my 15-pack of Claritin-D, because I'm over my monthly pseudoephedrine limit. She gave me a little printout about the psuedoephedrine policy, and when I called the number on it, a recording told me that I'd run afoul of something called "MethCheck." Great.
So what happens now? I take it that MethCheck automatically alerts the police when you try to buy more than the allowed amount of pseudoephedrine. Are the police going to come banging on my door? I'm embarrassingly law-abiding, so it's not like it would be the end of world, but I'm still a little unnerved at the thought of being investigated because I decided to buy allergy medicine a day or two before I ran out.