Prescription Drug Busts
By: CJ Cassidy
olice say a drug round-up in one
issouri town indicates good and bad news
he good news
methamphetamine sales in
ills appear to be at an all time low since the drug gained its popularity there in the late nineties.
he bad news
illegal prescription drug sales appear to be on the rise.
olice arrested 20 people in a recent raid
they say a majority were selling doctor prescribed drugs.
a variety of
," Officer Richard McFarland with the Park Hills Police Department says.
ow investigators want to know where th
drugs came from.
assume they're getting prescriptions from a doctor
don't know if they're lying to doctors to get prescriptions
," Officer McFarland says.
ills police arrested
suspects in a recent drug roundup.
ay most of them sold prescription drugs.
olice say these two suspects were also wanted by federal investigators.
hey allegedly recruited a pharmacy technician who stole more than
pills over a three year period.
say their biggest concern
who could end up with these pills in their hands.
hey sell it to whoever would walk in the door and ask for it
," McFarland says.
spoke with denied she ever sold prescription drugs
, but n
eighbors have a different take on the situation.
don't like the idea my son could get a hold of something like th
he's 12 years old
," Snowell Stanford says.
nvestigators say tougher laws on ephedrine and pseudo-ephedrine sales may be the reason behind the dramatic drop in meth busts
and explain the shift to prescription drugs.