Check out this four legged felony!
We know it’s easy for people to score painkillers from doctors on the take, but a bust in Los Angeles county shows even a dog can score opiates.
Authorities say that undercover officers had routinely obtained painkillers from Dr. Rolando Atiga. But the last prescription he wrote was one for the birds.
An undercover officer asked about medication for pain that they were suffering. They even produced x-rays for Atiga to review. After pointing out bones and joints he offered up a prescription.
According to the LA Times, the doctor let the patient choose:
Problem was, not only was the undercover officer lying about the pain, she was using xrays from the k9 officer, Recon.
The doctor now faces charges of improperly prescribing medications,
These pills can fetch big bucks on the streets. They are extremely addictive. This is a growing problem in our community.
People score pills, and turn around and sell them for a profit.
When the pills run dry, many times these addicts turn to heroin.
We’re seeing a surge in teen and young adult heroin addictions. There’s no question it starts with pill abuse.
Make sure you rid your home of all unwanted or unneeded medications. And pills should be properly disposed during a drug take back day.
Pills should not be flushed down the toilet. That only pollutes our water supply.
If you do have pills in the home, make sure they are accounted for, and locked up. Make sure only adults have access to them.