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Lock Cracked, Prescription Pills Stolen from Stow Woman

The following information was supplied by the Stow Police Department.

A 75-year-old Stow woman called police to report that several prescription drugs were taken from her home Aug. 16.

According to the report, 20 Vicodin, valued at $40, were missing from the master bedroom. Officers said 55 Percocet, valued at $165, were taken from a locked drawer and 140 more Vicodin, valued at $420, were taken from the locked drawer.

Theft, in this situation, is a third-degree felony and safecracking is considered a fourth-degree felony.

Jim Schwarts August 29, 2012 at 10:56 AM
I know of a lot of addicts who take more pills than they r rx'd, then ask doc for more and when doc refuses, addict reports pills stolen then takes the police report in to doc to get replacements. When r we as a society going to fix this narcotic addiction problem?
Melissa Bysura August 29, 2012 at 01:44 PM
I'm more concerned that this woman had 160 Vicodin and 55 percocet in her possesion to begin with. Is she at least being investigated for being a possible dealer? She's either an addict or a dealer, no question about it.
Melissa Bysura August 29, 2012 at 05:02 PM
Jim, You "know a lot of addicts who take more pills than they r prescribed.........." I hope you're a drug counselor and not just a guy with some really shady friends.... lol
Ed Fisher August 29, 2012 at 09:53 PM
For all of you experts that have pronounced this 75 year old woman to be an addict or a dealer, do some simple math. Normal dosage for Percoset is 2 tablets every 6 hours, not to exceed 6 to 12 per 24 hours based on dosage. Vicodin dosage is normally 2 every 6 hours with an 8 per day max. If you get a prescription for each drug, 30 day supply, you would get 180 Percoset and 240 Vicodin tablets. At the lowest dosage. So Schwarts, run those numbers by the addicts you know. Let us know what they think. And Melissa, your narrow mind is already made up.

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