# Theft of painkillers...

by tacosareveryyum
Tags: painkillers, theft
 P: 44 Okay so here is the story. While I was sitting in my quantum mechanics class yesterday I got a text message from someone whom identified themselves as a friend on my roommates. He noticed that I had some prescription painkillers that I was taking after my wisdom teeth surgery this last friday. He offered me $10 a pill if I would sell 2 of them to him. I did not reply because I assumed that he was only kidding. Well I was wrong. When I got back to my dorm room There were 2 pills missing, 20 dollars on my desk, and a note from my roommates friend offering my money for the rest of the pills as well as$100 if I would get the medication refilled for him. Evidently my roommate had left for class leaving this guy in our room alone. The guy decided he could do whatever he wanted I guess. The guy (roommates friend) tried calling me and explaining why he took the pills. He said he had back problems. When I asked him why he needed the entire bottle and why he offered money to me he had no excuse. So I decided to file a police report. This way if the idiot decided to drink and drive with the pills in his system I would be covered. I didnt press criminal charges but I am letting the university handle it. Evidently he violated my student rights and will have to answer for that. I figure community service will be good for him. What do you guys think?
 Mentor P: 40,706 I think you did the right thing. If he really does have some pain, he should see a doc and get a prescription himself. If he's just addicted for some reason, this will help him to deal with it.
 P: 44 Theft of painkillers... Yes the police took finger prints, the note, and the money that was left on my desk. The have copies of all the text messages as well. My main concern was making sure I was safe from prosecution. I dont think this was intentional on my roommates part but I think it would be for the best to request a new roommate. I don't like the idea of people coming into my room and being able to take whatever they want. I really should have disposed of the medication sooner. I did not think about and left them sitting next to my bed. However this guy obviously has a problem. Who is their right mind would take pills like this without being prescribed them?
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 Quote by tacosareveryyum However this guy obviously has a problem. Who is their right mind would take pills like this without being prescribed them?
You'd be amazed to see the tricks a codeine addict will attempt to get hold of the stuff. It's quite sad really, but that's how powerfully addictive such drugs are.
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 Quote by tacosareveryyum Yes the police took finger prints, the note, and the money that was left on my desk. The have copies of all the text messages as well. My main concern was making sure I was safe from prosecution. I dont think this was intentional on my roommates part but I think it would be for the best to request a new roommate. I don't like the idea of people coming into my room and being able to take whatever they want.
If it was your roommates' friend, and your roommate let him into the room and allowed him to rummage through your stuff, that's a pretty lousy roommate. Besides, when you're calling the cops on your roommate's friends, it doesn't really make for a comfortable living situation.

 I really should have disposed of the medication sooner. I did not think about and left them sitting next to my bed.

 However this guy obviously has a problem. Who is their right mind would take pills like this without being prescribed them?
Exactly. Hydrocodone (Vicodin) abuse is really common on college campuses, and I'm guessing that's the painkiller you were prescribed...that's the usual one prescribed following tooth extractions.