With all the talk of the dangers of online and mail-order pharmacies in the media these days, it’s important to remind ourselves that when people are determined to do the wrong thing, they’ll do it with or without the Internet’s help.
I came across a great example of this in the news the other day, where in Prichard, Alabama, police arrested a man and woman for running a drug ring selling prescription drugs illegally.
How did the woman — Angela Hurst, 28 — build her supply? By ordering them from a rogue pharmacy online?
Nope. Here’s the story (italics mine):
Narcotics officers say Hurst called in at least 200 hundred fake prescriptions to area drug stores. Hurst was allowed her to get her hands on more than four thousand pills. Police say the suspects even bragged about how easy it is to outsmart local pharmacies.
If you’re a criminal or a junkie, you’ll find a way to do illegal things. That’s the sad truth.423