TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (WIAT) -- Tuscaloosa County law enforcement officials joined forces on Monday to promote an anti-smurfing campaign.
Smurfing is a pharmacy shopping scheme to purchase the materials necessary to make meth.
The campaign is part of a statewide effort to raise awareness about the meth manufacturing problem.
Officials say purchasing cold and allergy medicine for a meth cook is committing a crime.
Additionally, it puts innocent lives at risk.
"It creates lung problems that can last a lifetime with children. It creates kidney failure and kidney problems," Tuscaloosa County District Attorney Tommy Smith said. "And they had nothing to do with wanting the meth, manufacturing the meth, they're the victims."
More information about the harmful consequences of meth can be found by clicking here.
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The memorial service for former South African President Nelson Mandela on Tuesday is poised to be one of the largest such gatherings in generations with tens of thousands of local mourners and dozens of foreign leaders expected.
The Birmingham Police Department is investigating a homicide that happened early Sunday morning on the 2000 block of Pearson Avenue Southwest.
In death, Nelson Mandela unified South Africans of all races and backgrounds Sunday on a day of prayer for the global statesman — from a vaulted cathedral with hymns and incense to a rural, hilltop church with goat-skin drums and barefoot dancing.
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