JONESBORO,AR (KAIT) - Several residents from a local retirement home been victims of medication theft. Over the past few months, several police reports were filed with the Jonesboro Police Department that shows resident's Hydrocodone pills are being stolen from their room.
The first incident occurred earlier in April, when a resident of the South Wind Heights Independent Senior Living Community said someone had stolen his brand new prescription of Hydrocodone from his apartment. According to the police report, he said the bottle had been filled and he had not taken any out.
"We have had severalvictims of prescription medication theft right now that is the drug of choice," said Lyle Waterworth with Jonesboro Police.
After that incident, four similar reports were filed in May with the local police department. Just last week, another report was filed were the victim said his medication was taken from his room in his security box.
"Sometimes they have a larger number of medications be it anarcotic or be it something else," he said.