April 27, 2012
Have unwanted prescription drugs in your medicine cabinet? Don't toss them in the trash or leave them to experimenting hands. Drop them off at a designated site on National Drug Take-Back Day this Saturday. State health officials say abuse of prescription drugs is on the rise -- between 2007 and 2010, the percentage of prescription drug-related admissions to Maryland Alcohol and Drug Abuse Administration -funded treatment programs nearly doubled, resulting in one in five admissions.
October 28, 2011
Local police departments are participating in the National Take Back Initiative this weekend by providing an opportunity for residents to turn in expired or unwanted prescriptive substances and other medications. At the take-back day, controlled, non-controlled and over-the-counter substances will all be collected, and donors will remain anonymous; no requests for identification will be made. Participants should remove any identifying information that might be found on a prescription label on a container.
October 25, 1995
Someone broke into a house in the first block of Gambrills Road in Severn and stole nearly $300 in prescription drugs, county police said.A resident of the house told police the intruder used a broom handle to break the glass in a rear door about 2:30 p.m. Friday to get inside and take the drugs.He said he recognized the man running from his home, police said.
January 23, 2001
A Frederick County woman accused of trying to buy prescription drugs by using a false name was arrested at a Woodbine pharmacy and charged with several counts, the Carroll County Sheriff's Department said. Deputies arrested Sue Ellen Luckenbaugh, 38, of New Market after a woman tried to purchase the anti-anxiety prescription drug Xanax at King's Pharmacy under an assumed name, they said. Workers at the pharmacy had complained to authorities last week after receiving phone calls requesting Xanax from a woman who said she worked for a local physician.
September 24, 2007
Two Maryland men have been indicted in federal court for illegally selling prescription drugs over the Internet and several other charges related to dispensing 10 million painkillers from their Baltimore pharmacy over two years - leading to overdose deaths of two customers, according to federal prosecutors. Pharmacists Steven Abiodun Sodipo, 51, of Forest Hill and Callixtus Onigbo Nwaehiri, 48, of Jarrettsville were indicted Friday on charges of illegally selling 9,936,075 pills of hydrocodone over the Internet, engaging in a continuing criminal enterprise and in monetary transactions using illegal proceeds, and tax charges, according to Maryland U.S. Attorney Rod J. Rosenstein's office.
November 26, 1994
Robert J. Penland was working undercover, negotiating to buy a ton of raw opium in a remote Pakistani farming village, when he got a sinking feeling.He was on his own.Armed guards were posted on rooftops of the village huts, and Mr. Penland, a Drug Enforcement Administration agent, could quickly become their target. His backup protection was 10 miles away."I was all by myself, on my own wits," he said recently, recalling a sting operation that eventually netted a large cache of opium, the basic ingredient for heroin.