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Opening Arguments

Drug fiend nabbed

A silly woman named Sarah Harpold in Rockville, Ind., tried to use the "I didn't know it was the law" excuse when she recklessly and callously tried to defy the community's standards and all decency by buying too much cold medicine:

Little did Harpold know back in March her buying cold medicine and then some more at a different pharmacies in the same week was against the law. The Vermillion County sheriff said Harpold's arrest could have happened to anyone.

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Her photo was put on the front page of a local newspaper and viewed on WTHI's Web site many times.

"It was very very hard to tell my superiors and my staff that I work with that I have been arrested for this," said Harpold.

What a wretched little whiner she is! She's lucky she got off with being humiliated in the press and having to explain things to her bosses. Doesn't she know what happens to people who buy too much cold medicine in other countries? Maybe she'd shut up if they put her in the public stocks for a week or two.

As any fool knows, there is a daily limit of 3.6g of pseudoephedrine that can be purchased, and the monthly limit is 9g. All you have to do is figure out how much of the stuff is in each pill that you buy such as Claritin-D or Sudafed, then you can figure out how many pills you are allowed to have. For example, 9g works out to 37 of the Claritin tablets, but they aren't available in smaller quantities than 5, so you'd be allowed 35 tablets in one month. This is the basic stuff of democracy, people! How can we possibly be responsible citizens if we don't stay informed of this stimple stuff?

No civil liberties violations to see here, folks, so just move it along. How's that fight against the scourge of methamphetamine going, by the way? Bet the criminals who make it are scared out of their socks about getting caught with too many cold tablets.


Bob G.
Tue, 08/04/2009 - 10:11am

...Well, they SURE as hell aren't worried about any FLU pandemic.
That much is certain.
Their primate noses are dripping for quite another reason, aren't they?