There are laws in place, both state and federal, to prevent crimes such as drug possession, manufacturing, and distribution. Drug crimes cover a variety of offenses, related to both street and prescription drugs.
In the aftermath of a law enforcement sting called Operation Pill Crusher, 17 North Carolina residents received convictions last week. Reportedly, the operation was conducted over a months-long period that originally netted more than 80 arrests. The 17 defendants convicted last week each made a plea of guilty to the drug charges. No further information was provided about the rest of the people the police originally arrested.
Sometimes, the people we look to most for guidance and support appear to do things that could potentially destroy our trust. Pharmacists, who look out for individuals by providing advice about medications and warnings about drug interactions, are people we feel we can rely on for honest service. However, a recent story out of Charlotte reveals that anyone can potentially fall victim to the dangers of drugs in one form or another, even a trusted neighborhood pharmacist.