Free Consultation. Call 24/7 and leave a voicemail. We will call back quickly!
970-368-2321
Your Rights. Your Future. Your Freedom.
View Our Practice Areas

Older individuals often linked to prescription drug crimes

Elderly individuals often take prescription medications. In many cases, they are also on a fixed income. They may be retired, living off of savings, Social Security and the like.

Some reports have indicated that this combination can make it more likely that they will sell their medications illegally. It is a way to make some money on the side by getting rid of one asset they control.

In fact, one young man got arrested after selling pills for around two years. He wound up getting 12 years behind bars, and then he was willing to talk about his experience. He said that it was not hard to find people who wanted to buy the pills from him. His only trouble came in finding a way to get the pills himself.

To do it, he turned to the elderly. They already had an in since they had prescriptions. They could easily get medications he had no access to. Doctors did not ask questions. Real medical conditions opened those doors.

After that, they just had to decide if they wanted another source of income. One expert said that many people could get around $20 for each pill. That was a tempting amount for those on a fixed income, especially if they could sell large amounts or sell consistently.

Experts also noted that many people do not have a problem with sharing medications or selling them. It could be that they do not even realize that what they are doing is illegal.

All those who face drug charges need to make sure they know what legal options they have.

No Comments

Leave a comment
Comment Information
Email Us For A Response

Tell Me What Happened

Bold labels are required.

Contact Information
disclaimer.

The use of the Internet or this form for communication with the firm or any individual member of the firm does not establish an attorney-client relationship. Confidential or time-sensitive information should not be sent through this form.

close

Privacy Policy

Contact the Law Offices of J.B. Katz, P.C.

Breckenridge Office
P.O. Box 5200
101 N. Main Street, Suite 3
Breckenridge, CO 80424

Phone: 970-368-2321
Fax: 720-208-0630
Breckenridge Law Office Map

Breckenridge Office
US Postal Mailing Address
P.O. Box 5200
Breckenridge, CO 80424

Map & Directions