Arrested!

United States
June 15, 2007 2:56pm CST
This might get a little long but I really needed to talk to someone. I'll start from the very begining here. My siser and mother-in-law were both arrested about 2 years ago for prescription fraud. One of them called in some pain medicine, faking a doctor's name and DEA number. When they went to pick it up they were arrested. Since that time my mother-in-law's health has declined and I regularly pick up their medicines since neither can drive, I have been doing this for 2 years now. This morning I get a phone call from my sister-in-law telling me that the doctor had called in some more pain medicine because she is still in pain from having surgery 2 weeks ago. She tells me it is on the other side of town. When I asked her if she could get it transfered closer she said no because it was a narcotic drug. So I drive all the way across town and pull up in the drive-thru and give my sister-in-law's name, they ask for her date of birth and tell me to sign the form stating I picked it up. While getting my driver's lic. out because they asked for that too there is a man in a black cowboy hat, and a vest (looked kind of like a bounty hunter you see on tv) screaming at me to turn my car off. At this point I am not exactly sure what to do, he then flashes his badge and of course I comply. He walks to my car and takes my lic. and my debit card that I was going to use to pay for it. He than tells me he will be walking in front of my car and I am to follow him and if I try to run him over he will shoot my "dumb a$$", he now has his gun pointed at my head through the windshield. At this point I am shaking so hard I can barely follow his instructions but somehow manage. To make a very long story short, I was searched, my car was searched and I was handcuffed. I was taken to the local police station and had to give a written statement that I had not knowledge of what she had done or was doing. Finally I was allowed to leave and they followed me to her house to talk with her. I confronted her in front of the detective and she denied calling in a bogus prescription. The detective told her to shut-up or he was going to haul her a$$ to jail. With everything said and done the detective just called me and informed me that he will need my bank statements showing all the medicine I have paid for. He also informed me that my sister-in-law admitted to calling in at least 25 bogus scripts in the last 2 or 3 months. He has not arrested her yet, said he was compiling a list of places she has used. And informed me someone else had picked up a script this morning from another place that is why they had red flagged her name when I went to pick up another one. The detective has said sorry for pointing a gun at my head.. so I guess all is good with me but I am still shaking. Has something like this every happen to anyone else?
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@ElicBxn (63187)
• United States
15 Jun 07
This happened to the daughter of my roomie's nieghbors. Her aunt called in a script & it turned out to be a phony. This gal lost her job & now has a criminal record because of the event. I would've fought it & sued the family member for doing that to me.
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• United States
15 Jun 07
Wow, I am so sorry for your daughter's roomie. I can't believe she lost her job and has a record now, didn't they try to find out the truth? I personally plan to fight tooth and nail because I know I ahve done nothing wrong except maybe trying to be a good family member and help them out.
@ElicBxn (63187)
• United States
15 Jun 07
actually, its MY roomie's parents' neighbor's daughter If you read my post about another Angel in Heaven, this is one of her older sisters.
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• United States
16 Jun 07
I'm sorry that I had misread your post, I see what you said now. My mind still isn't all there lol. Again I as so sorry about your friend's passing. My thoughts are with you and her family.
@LCecelia (1124)
• United States
16 Jun 07
I was scared just reading your account of the events. To tell you the truth, a red flag went off when you mentioned that she wanted you to go across town to get the meds and there was no way to transfer it closer. Seeing that she didn't drive, why didn't she take the script/call it into to a closer pharmacy in the first place? I guess I'm not a nice as you. I'm sorry you had to go through all that. I guess from now on you'll let them use someone else to do their dirty work. Not that is makes much difference, could you clear up the relationship for me. First you said it was your sister and mother-in-law then later you said your sister-in-law. I'm wondering why you would spend 2 years of your life being their errand boy...no disrespect intended, when they weren't your blood relative. I can understand once in a while but that sounds excessive. People can now order their meds to be sent to them through the mail. (please don't tell them that, they'll start a whole new racket.)
• United States
16 Jun 07
It is my sister-in-law and mother-in-law. I guess in my state of mind when I wrote this I wasn't as clear as I should have been.. sorry about that. I am the one that runs all over for them because there is no one else to do it since my father-in-law HAS to work to pay all the medical bills off. My blood family is all 600 or so miles away so I do what I can for my married into family, well I should say I USE TO DO lol. I am just a softy at heart and too willing to help people i guess is the only excuse I have to being at their beck and call. There is no way I am ever going to say anything about buying able to buy meds through the mail... although it might be a stricter process you have to go through lol.
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@LCecelia (1124)
• United States
16 Jun 07
Well I'm just glad you came out of this in one piece. Unfortunately they spoiled it for other people who may really need your help. I give you credit for wanting to help. I hope that since your close family are not close that you at least have some friends nearby that can give you the hug that I sense that you so rightly need. God Bless. Lorna(lcecelia)
@jcgbrains (139)
• United States
16 Jun 07
Why would you ever pick up a prescription for either of them, make them find one that delivers. No never had anything close to that happen to me before.
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@us2owls (1681)
• United States
16 Jun 07
How disgusting for them to use you in their dirty little scheme. I would refuse at all time in the future to go anyplace and pick up anything for these 2 people. I would give them a very wide birth - but then you might not have to. I would say co-operate with the police in anyway you can to help them with their investigation of these two women. Then hopefully they won't be calling you for a long time - they should be sitting behind bars. Thats where they both belong.
• United States
17 Jun 07
Actually this time my mother-in-law is innocent, she has been in the hospital for 2 weeks now. As far as I can tell she learned her leason and actually refused pain meds since she has been in there. It was my sister-in-law that decided to keep it up. And trust me I am done. I already told them that even though my mother-in-law wasn't involved this time I refuse to pick anything up for them ever again. Once bitten-twice shy.
@terri0824 (4991)
• United States
10 Jul 07
No, I have never had something like this happen to me. Your sister sounds like she needs some real help. She is either addicted to these pain pills or she is either selling them. She should have never gotten you involved in her doings. That was very unfair of her to do. I think the thing that would have qued me into something was wrong with the situation to begin with, is that she had called it in across town. You posted this discussion 4 weeks ago, is she in jail?
@ShawnDay (227)
15 Jun 07
Lord, what a horrible mess. And it's worse, they're not asking for YOUR bank records to build a case against her, they're building one against you. If the scripts are in her name, they have the records they need, if they were forged. She'd better confess to it and you'd better cut these people out of your life.
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• United States
15 Jun 07
No I don't think they are building it against me, they want to see how many times I have gone in the past to get their meds. I always pay for them with my debt card so they can check the dates with the pharms records and see what they got and when.