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April 06, 2012
About the Video: Two recent downtown deaths have been linked to a new trend amongst alcohol abusers and the Albuquerque Police Department is seeking help from grocery stores to stop it.
Albuquerque police have discovered that chronic alcohol abusers are going to drug and grocery stores intoxicated and purchasing hand sanitizer and mouth wash. They then pour hand sanitizer into the mouth wash creating a strong shot of alcohol. They are able to create the potent drink at little cost.
The trend has been common amongst transients. It is popular because homeless shelters allow the products inside their facilities as a hygiene product, it's cheap and retailers do not put it behind counters.
In the upcoming weeks, Albuquerque police officers will be meeting with grocery and drug stores asking them not to sell hand sanitizer or mouth wash to people who are showing signs of intoxication.
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