10 people were arraigned in federal court in Binghamton, charged with violating the Combat Methamphetamine Act.
Cold and allergy products contain ephedrine and pseudoephedrine, used to make illegal Meth.
By law, you can't buy more than 9 grams within 30 days, and must sign for each purchase.
Operation Pill Crusher sent police to check store logs.
"Todays arrests are another example of out aggressive targeting of it. The declining meth labs over the last few years I think demonstrate that law enforcement has come ahead of the curve in targeting these efforts," says Lt. Patrick Garey of the New York State Police.
These people were charged for buying more restricted cold medicines than allowed:
Nichols Brennan of Sayre, Mark Bryden of Bainbridge, Rai Miller from Athens, Thomas Savercool of Lockwood, Kimberly Parkin of Berkshire.
Also Daryle Moore of Sayre, Marc Kraft, Nichols; Deborah Marshall from Killawog, Howard Johnson of Sayre and Denise Rice of Cincinnatus.