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Meth-making pills stolen from Dollar General

Thursday, December 27, 2001

Approximately 540 boxes of over-the-counter medicines containing pseudoephedrine valued at $1,410 were stolen from the Dollar General Store in Salem. Broken glass on the front door of the store alerted store manager Tonya Franks that something was not quite right on the morning of Dec. 14.After observing the broken glass, Franks called the Fulton County Sheriff's Office, which advised her not to go into the store.

When Salem Police Chief Albert Roork arrived at the scene, he and the manager discovered the missing medicines.Roork said tracks indicated two people arrived on foot, gained entry through the broken glass door and left on foot. Roork said he had no doubt the drugs were stolen to make methamphetamine.

Franks said there were microwaves priced at $50 each by the front counter that were not touched. The crime is still being investigated and no arrests have been made at this time, according to Roork.

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