"CVS did not set out to be part of the meth trafficking trade but they made a poor decision," said Assistant U.S. Attorney Shana Mintz. "Rather than choosing to over-comply like their competitors did, they knowingly under-complied with the law."
So what, specifically, was CVS's offense? They weren't sufficiently suspicious of customers who purchased cold medicine. For that, the company will pay a $75 million fine, the largest civil penalty ever imposed for a violation of the Controlled Substances Act.