Feds lose drug war, now going after small businesses

Discussion in 'Homesteading Questions' started by primroselane, Nov 18, 2004.

  1. primroselane

    primroselane Well-Known Member

    May 10, 2002
    Deep in the heart of Texas
    Its bad enough to have to build and fund prisions for drug users. Now we have to build and fund more prisons to incarcerate people selling legal products.


    The Gazette newspaper reports that iodine sales receipts from Cizek's business have been found in one-fourth of the area meth labs raided during the past two months.

    Cizek said he's always asked customers why they're buying the iodine, asked them for identification, and kept their names on file.

    He said authorities are blaming him for the illegal activities of some of his customers -- and says he can't follow everyone who buys iodine because his store is a one-man operation.

    Iodine is commonly used to treat equine hoof disease. Police claim Cizek sold 69 pounds a month, enough to treat more than 500,000 horses -- three times the number of horses in Colorado.

    But Cizek said iodine can also be used to treat other horse injuries, plus sanitize septic systems and locate vacuum-tube leaks.

    One-fourth of four is one.

    I've have seriously thought about buying iodine by the gallon. A gallon of iodine weighs about 8.3 pounds.
  2. big rockpile

    big rockpile If I need a Shelter

    Feb 24, 2003
    He is the cause!! Lock him up for good !!Dangerous man!! Can't have him on the Streets!!! :confused:

    Stupid a** people!! You know it seems like they would have better things to do with their time.

    big rockpile

  3. antiquestuff

    antiquestuff Well-Known Member

    Nov 5, 2004
    The government REALLY needs to stop bothering the people like this!!!And some people still think the government is good and doing what's best? :confused: Oh well, just avoid sheeple! :haha: Maybe everyone should buy as much iodine as possible now? To make the government drug people look like fools? :confused: :haha:
  4. OD

    OD Well-Known Member

    May 25, 2004
    This has been going on for several years, & it's becoming nearly impossible for farriers to obtain iodine crystals for their legitimate use. My DH uses a 2 oz. jar about every 2 years to treat abcesses in horses' feet, but it has gotten to the point that the farrier supply places are afraid to sell it even to people that they know. Most of them don't even keep it anymore.