OxyContin junkies on the loose? Don’t worry — the Rx Patrol is here!

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From the Hagerstown, Md., Herald-Mail:

A drug company gave rewards Friday to three Virginia residents who assisted in apprehending a Waynesboro, Pa., man charged in a May 2 robbery and carjacking in Williamsport.

Rx Patrol, which is financed by OxyContin maker Purdue Pharmaceutical Co., gave $3,750 in rewards, Washington County Sheriff’s Department Sgt. Roy Harsh said. OxyContin and other prescription medications were taken during the robbery. Jamie Shifflett of Strasburg, Va., who received a $2,500 reward, works at the front desk of the Strasburg Ramada Inn, where Jamie Parker Barnes was arrested May 19…

Barnes, 41, was charged with armed robbery, robbery and other crimes in connection with the May 2 incident at Williamsport Pharmacy at 31 N. Conococheague St. He was captured in Virginia after a two-week search through several states…

The Shiffletts plan to use their reward money to pay bills and buy new school clothes for their children, Jamie Shifflett said.

Here’s the Rx Patrol Web site. Insert Rush Limbaugh joke here.

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