Police: Woman busted buying medicines to make meth

Created: 07/31/2014 2:13 PM
By: Elizabeth Reed,

A 56-year-old woman is behind bars after she bought more pseudoephedrine than allowed by state law. Police say she intended to give it to someone else to make methamphetamine.

The criminal complaint says Karen Karamanian went to several different pharmacies throughout the metro to obtain nearly 50 grams of pseudoephedrine. State law restricts the maximum amount a person can purchase to 3.6 grams per day and no more than 9 grams in the last 30 days.

A detective reviewing the New Mexico Methamphetamine Special Information System discovered Karamanian had purchased over the pseudoephedrine limit several times over the past year.

Karamanian allowed detectives to come inside her home, where they found a digital scale with a white powdery residue and a bag of white crystalline substance, which they believed was meth.

She was arrested and charged with three counts of unlawfully obtaining a controlled substance and criminal solicitation.

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