Reporting your prescriptions lost or stolen could mean jail time—if you are falsifying the information. Many prescription drug users of some popular narcotics such as: Oxycodone, Oxycontin, Hydrocodone, Adderall and Ativan are among popular drugs that become addictive and abused.
In Utah, the city of Stillwater’s Police Department released a media statement introducing a new technique for controlling illegal supply and consumption of prescription meds. Investigators found that individuals are fabricating information as an attempt to obtain additional quantities.
Authorities are convinced this allows for the unlawful use and abuse of prescriptions— recipients often take the drugs to the streets. A new policy in Utah, pushes physicians to require a police report in order to obtain an early refill for controlled substances.
Utah’s, new law exists to prevent unnecessary and or early refills. Undeniable access to prescription drugs provides criminals an opportunity to sell the excess. Under Oklahoma Statute, “false reporting of a crime is a misdemeanor punishable by 90 days in jail, by a fine of at most $500, or both.”
According to Utah’s The Daily O’Collegian “The police department is collaborating with organizations, such as the National Association of Drug Diversion Investigators and the Oklahoma Bureau of Narcotics, for information on solving this problem”.
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