Paducah teen accused of trying to sell prescription cough medicine on social media

Published: Jan. 29, 2015 at 9:43 PM CST|Updated: Jan. 29, 2015 at 9:56 PM CST
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PADUCAH, KY (KFVS) - A Paducah, Kentucky teenager was arrested after police say he tried to sell prescription cough medicine on his social media page.

Mark Stigger, 19, was charged with trafficking in a legend drug, first offense.

According to Paducah police, their prescription drug investigator received information that a post on Stigger's social media page showed a picture of a bottle of Promethazine, and included messages stating the drug was for sale for $60.

Officers talked to the prescribing pharmacy, which said the medicine had been delivered to its rightful recipient, a relative of Stigger's, on Jan. 21. They say the woman for whom the medicine was intended told them she noticed the medicine missing after Stigger had visited her.

Police got a warrant for Stigger's arrest. He was arrested on Wednesday morning, Jan. 28 and booked into the McCracken County Regional Jail.

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