Archive for the ‘Crime’ Category

  • People in New Jersey, Michigan and Massachusetts Arrested for Vicodin Crimes

    NJ Women Forges Doctor’s Signature to Get Vicodin

    Hazlet Police say thirty-three-year-old Rachel Kerns was trying to use a stolen prescription for Vicodin and forging a signature at a local pharmacy. Kerns, who lives at Sam’s Mobile Park, attempted to use a blank prescription that she stole from her employer, a doctor. Kerns put her husband’s name down for the prescription and then forged the doctor’s signature. When she tried to have the prescription filled at the Drug$mart Pharmacy the pharmacist knew it was fake – the pharmacist and the doctor are cousins. The pharmacist called police who then went to Kerns’ trailer and arrested her. Kearns was charged with forgery, criminal attempt to possess a controlled dangerous substance and receiving stolen property.

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  • Vicodin News this Week

    Prescription Drug Thief Convicted of Seattle Robbery

    Tyler Ljubich has been convicted of Robbery First Degree for his armed robbery of OxyContin and Vicodin from the Westside Pharmacy in West Seattle, Washington. Because Ljubich has a prior conviction for a drive-by shooting he faces 41 to 54 months in jail. Read More…

  • Woman Arrested Second Time for Prescription Forgery

    While some drug addicted individuals have taken to robbing pharmacies to obtain the drugs they need for their next hit, others are turning to forging prescriptions. Some are skilled enough to pass through the system, while others are caught trying to get what they believe they need. According to a recent Rockdale Citizen report, this is a problem in Covington.

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  • The Drugstore Cowboy Strikes Again

    Sometimes the allure of the drug is too much to take. James Fogle became a celebrity as the Drugstore Cowboy, immortalizing his life of crime and addiction in a book and then movie. He is now back in jail after attempting to rob a pharmacy in Redmond.

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  • Man Arrested for Robbing Winn-Dixie Pharmacy

    Stealing to support a drug habit is nothing new, but the rise in attacks on pharmacies has much to do with the increase of prescription drug users and abusers. According to a News Journal Online piece, a man recently robbed the pharmacy within a Winn-Dixie grocery store to get prescription pills.

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  • City Employee who Embezzled Money Blames Painkiller Addiction

    The Stamford, Connecticut city employee accused of using a housing code enforcement association account to pay for personal items and utility bills told police she was addicted to painkillers, calling the past 18 months a "living hell," court records show.

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  • Colorado Pharmacy Robbed for Vicodin

    In Longmont, Colorado, an unarmed man successfully robbed a Walgreens pharmacy for the generic form of the painkiller Vicodin. Police said the suspect threatened the pharmacist and appeared very determined to get the drugs.

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The Pain of Addiction

Vicodin addiction often starts innocently enough. Most people start taking Vicodin or other pain medications after surgery or an injury. But then they can’t stop. They need more to get the same pain relief. They start doctor shopping to get more pills. And the cycle continues until it takes over their lives.