A 50-year-old mom was recently arrested at Palm Beach International Airport
after he tried to go through security carrying hundreds of prescription
pills that he stole from his mother. According to
The Palm Beach Post, the middle-aged man was stopped at security when they discovered a massive
amount of hydrocodone in his bag. He was charged with
trafficking the prescription drug and was also accused of
possessing the controlled substance without a prescription to do so.
When he was interrogated, the offender admitted that he had stolen the
medication from his mother, a Lake Worth resident, who allegedly takes
the pills because of a severe medical condition. The middle-aged man says
that he was on his way home to New York when he was taken into custody
and he just wanted to catch his plane. He has been cooperating with deputies
since the bottles were confiscated and admitted that his mother was not
aware that he had taken her medication and that he did not have a prescription
which warranted him to use the medicine. The bottles did not have any
labels on them.
When the contents were unloaded, the local sheriff’s office discovered
263 oxycodone/acetaminophen pills, 60 hydrocodone pills, 371 acetaminophen/proxyphene
pills and another 359 alprazolam pills. The offender was allegedly planning
to bring the pills back to his home where he wanted to sell them. He was
hoping that he could get a profit from the pills and benefit off of them.
He will now be prosecuted for stealing the pills, trafficking them, and
carrying them without any prescription or right to do so.
If you have been arrested in connection with a
prescription drug crime like this one, you need a criminal defense attorney on your side. Maybe
you were framed, or did not realize that the pills were considered a controlled
substance. If you need assistance in your case, Parks & Braxton are
here to help. Hire these
Palm Beach criminal defense lawyers promptly for more information.