Individuals who find themselves addicted to prescription painkillers may not fit the stereotypical portrait of an illegal drug user. Though they may not start out as criminals, sadly the compulsion to get their hands on the medicines can lead them to take extreme measures. This can involve everything from petty theft to a major robbery.
Just recently police officers in Marshall County, Mississippi, announced that they are investigating an early Monday morning burglary in Potts Camp. The robbery took place at the Potts Camp Pharmacy on South Center Street.
Investigators with the police department say the suspect or suspects took an undetermined amount of controlled substances from behind the pharmacy counter. The incident took place prior to the opening of the store, and thankfully, no one was injured in the incident.
Addiction to illegal drugs and the risk of involvement in related criminal activities is something that can touch individuals in every level of society. No one starts out wanting to be addicted to prescription pain pills, but before they know it they have a serious problem. Ideally public policy would favor treatment and rehabilitation of these individuals rather than long periods of incarceration.
If you find yourself in the grips of drug addiction and facing serious criminal charges, it is imperative that you hire an experienced defense attorney who can protect your interest and present a solid defense. If you’ve been involved in something that requires the skill of an experienced Mississippi criminal defense lawyer, please call us today at (833) 536-5656 for a free consultation.