He said his Meds 2 Go Pharmacy has been in the news frequently this year after it became West Virginia's No. 1 seller of a cold medicine that's also used to manufacture methamphetamine almost overnight in October.
New customers flocked to Meds 2 Go Express after the Walmart, seven miles up the road, stopped selling Sudafed, which contains a key meth-making ingredient called pseudoephedrine.
Michael's pharmacy's sales jumped from 140 boxes of pseudoephedrine in August to 570 boxes last month, making Meds 2 Go Express the top seller in the state.
Michael eventually made the decision to stop selling pseudoephedrine all together, costing the store thousands of dollars in sales each month.
"We still get phone calls for it as we speak," Michael said. "In fact I just hung up the phone with someone wanting to know if we had any."
Michael said he did not want to be part of the state's meth epidemic.
Reach Travis Crum at travis.c...@wvgazette.com or 304-348-5163.