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(News9 Oklahoma)   Good idea: Putting boxes in police stations to drop off unused prescription medicine. Bad idea: Trying to steal that medicine from the box on camera. Bonus: Suspect's defense   (news9.com) divider line 70
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2014-05-11 12:00:11 AM
C'mon, Marge! Maybe I'm not getting enough... *reads label* estrogen.
 
2014-05-11 12:01:45 AM
Well, to be fair there was no sign saying you should not take them and most people in today's economic crisis are accustomed to accepting donated items.
 
2014-05-11 12:18:16 AM
I was trying to drop off old codeine/tylenol tablets and the pharmacies here won't take them the way they'll take other expired meds. Specifically they have to audit them and a whole bunch of extra crap. They told me to dissolve the mixture in water and then pour the mixture onto cat litter and then toss it out. I ain't got time for that.
 
2014-05-11 12:22:31 AM
I was hoping these chucklef*cks would make the main page.  Nice, submitter.
 
2014-05-11 12:28:05 AM
i1.ytimg.com
 
2014-05-11 12:32:15 AM

Somacandra: I was trying to drop off old codeine/tylenol tablets and the pharmacies here won't take them the way they'll take other expired meds. Specifically they have to audit them and a whole bunch of extra crap. They told me to dissolve the mixture in water and then pour the mixture onto cat litter and then toss it out. I ain't got time for that.


Trade them for weed.
 
2014-05-11 12:37:29 AM

Somacandra: I was trying to drop off old codeine/tylenol tablets and the pharmacies here won't take them the way they'll take other expired meds. Specifically they have to audit them and a whole bunch of extra crap. They told me to dissolve the mixture in water and then pour the mixture onto cat litter and then toss it out. I ain't got time for that.


Mail them to me, I'll take 'em.
 
2014-05-11 12:49:04 AM
"Why do you think they call it 'dope'?'
 
2014-05-11 01:01:40 AM

fusillade762: Somacandra: I was trying to drop off old codeine/tylenol tablets and the pharmacies here won't take them the way they'll take other expired meds. Specifically they have to audit them and a whole bunch of extra crap. They told me to dissolve the mixture in water and then pour the mixture onto cat litter and then toss it out. I ain't got time for that.

Mail them to me, I'll take 'em.


I had some extra Vicodin or Percocet or something from dental surgery and I tried to give them to my pharmacy. They told me I would have to pay them to dispose of them. I was outraged. They said to just throw them away. I was like "but what about the environment??"
 
2014-05-11 01:07:05 AM
FTA -- "At some point she's reading the box and she told our officers after she was under arrest that it doesn't say anywhere in the fine print that you can't take drugs out of the box."

 Another case vindicating my long held belief that criminals are basically stupid.
 
2014-05-11 03:23:12 AM
I think this just boils down to a cultural misunderstanding. The Tweekers obviously thought the drug box functions the same way those leave a penny/take a penny trays do on convenience store counters.
 
2014-05-11 03:33:59 AM
A little bit of loose opiates is not the end of the world, just keep them away from kids.

Seriously, we get WAAAAYYY too worked up over this shiat.
 
2014-05-11 03:38:20 AM
I really wish I would've been on duty when these punk druggies tried this. Pepper spray, followed by a nice tasing. Restraint is the key...leave no bruises or broken bones, but teach them a lesson that you don't FARK with us. That's why I would've zip-tied them like a hog, and then threw them in the de-lousing cell and hosed em off with a fire hose. All legal actions according to our police handbook. I'm betting they won't try to pull this stunt ever again.
 
2014-05-11 03:40:57 AM
Yeah... Lacie Lowry...Now that's ....oh? there's a news story as well. So much the better.
 
2014-05-11 03:43:17 AM
Should have tried the "I dropped in and was retrieving a prescription I still needed" defense.
 
2014-05-11 03:46:40 AM
Cops get pissed when this happens because they take the meds for personal use. I know this to be true.
 
2014-05-11 03:48:49 AM

Prey4reign: FTA -- "At some point she's reading the box and she told our officers after she was under arrest that it doesn't say anywhere in the fine print that you can't take drugs out of the box."

 Another case vindicating my long held belief that criminals are basically stupid.


Gyrfalcon's Law in action.
 
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2014-05-11 03:52:16 AM
Send the Klonopin, Valium, Ativan, Rohipnol and Xanax my way. I gotta 13 year addiction I gotta keep feeding.
 
2014-05-11 03:56:07 AM
"I'm sorry officer, I didn't know I couldn't do that"
 
2014-05-11 03:57:51 AM

Somacandra: I was trying to drop off old codeine/tylenol tablets and the pharmacies here won't take them the way they'll take other expired meds. Specifically they have to audit them and a whole bunch of extra crap. They told me to dissolve the mixture in water and then pour the mixture onto cat litter and then toss it out. I ain't got time for that.


Well, you can just throw them away if you don't want to keep potentially dangerous and addicting drugs around the house - probably a good idea if you have kids.

Or you can keep them for when you are even in pain, but not quite bad enough to see a doctor.

Or if you were me, you'd probably just eat them, but be careful about consuming too much tylenol at once, especially if you like to drink.

I guess the cat litter is supposed to soak up the drugs?  That part makes little sense to me, but we've been able to detect low levels of all sorts of drugs in wastewater for a few decades now and it's actually affecting wildlife, especially small aquatic creatures and fishies.
 
2014-05-11 03:59:28 AM

rjkline: Cops get pissed when this happens because they take the meds for personal use. I know this to be true.


They're idiots then. Some people, like myself for instance, have been known to mix medications in one bottle past the expiration date, so just because there's a bottle labeled "Vicodin, 10mg" does not mean that it in fact contains pills which are 10mg Vicodins. They could get a handful of nearly anything, some of it way past it's "use by" date, some of it twice or three times the strength on the label, some of it estrogen or testosterone that a person of their gender shouldn't be taking...

Karma's a mean biatch, and never so much as when you think you're taking a nice Oxy and instead get a couple of penicillin tabs you're violently allergic to.
 
2014-05-11 04:01:29 AM
Why not just flush them or throw them in the trash? I get that there's probably some asinine reason why not to flush them, but the trash seems like it would work. Why hand them back to officials?
 
2014-05-11 04:04:43 AM
Subby, poor people need medicine, too.
 
2014-05-11 04:10:41 AM
Aw c'mon, it's not like the original owners wanted them anymore, that's why they were in the box, they were trying to get rid of them. One man's trash is another man's treasure and all that. People can be so selfish.
 
2014-05-11 04:19:38 AM
i dont know if this can be said enough but good idea/bad idea from animaniacs is a staple from my childhood
 
2014-05-11 04:22:04 AM

robohobo: Why not just flush them or throw them in the trash? I get that there's probably some asinine reason why not to flush them, but the trash seems like it would work. Why hand them back to officials?


Because there's a 1 in a million chance that some junkie will somehow find your pills by going to the garbage dump and sifting through 100,000 pounds of trash until they get that lucky find.
 
2014-05-11 04:32:07 AM

neuroflare: i dont know if this can be said enough but good idea/bad idea from animaniacs is a staple from my childhood


I still watch Animaniacs.

If you're a fan, take a listen to this guy.  He's a neckbeard, but holy fark is he good.
 
2014-05-11 04:46:01 AM
I have some old Soma I am going to have to get rid of.  I was told by someone they work better if you grind them up and snort them.  I was pretty shocked, although I shouldn't be considering who I was talking to.
 
2014-05-11 04:47:06 AM

Gyrfalcon: rjkline: Cops get pissed when this happens because they take the meds for personal use. I know this to be true.

They're idiots then. Some people, like myself for instance, have been known to mix medications in one bottle past the expiration date, so just because there's a bottle labeled "Vicodin, 10mg" does not mean that it in fact contains pills which are 10mg Vicodins. They could get a handful of nearly anything, some of it way past it's "use by" date, some of it twice or three times the strength on the label, some of it estrogen or testosterone that a person of their gender shouldn't be taking...

Karma's a mean biatch, and never so much as when you think you're taking a nice Oxy and instead get a couple of penicillin tabs you're violently allergic to.


Protip: prescription drugs have distinct markings. I imagine someone regularly trawling for drugs that way would know them.
 
2014-05-11 04:48:18 AM
Not Oklahoma, please not Oklahoma...  Fark.
 
2014-05-11 04:49:43 AM

Bigdogdaddy: I have some old Soma I am going to have to get rid of.  I was told by someone they work better if you grind them up and snort them.  I was pretty shocked, although I shouldn't be considering who I was talking to.


Screw Soma. Brave New World named nonsense.

/never heard the grind up thing either
//they were crap and I just took them when I was desperate and hoped they might work. Never did though.
 
2014-05-11 05:08:21 AM

Aulus: "Why do you think they call it 'dope'?'


nighttime, shooting star, the sun started to rain
trees lost branches, gurus' trances, black-brassiered dancers
little dears
showdown's coming, it's no joke, mouth is runnings, it's a stroke
that's what I think when I'm so farked up I can't even find the door

why do you think they call it dope?
why do you think they call it dope?

when your heart beats fast, you're so broke, in your car with the red
lights flashing
look sincere, smell like beer, roach in the ashtray
going to the pokey
thirty days later, ten bucks left, hands are shaking
looking for a dime bag

why do you think they call it dope?
why do you think they call it dope?

dirty little dopers on dope so bad
dirty little dopers on dope so bad

when two and two turn into five you'll probably see it my way
when bad is good, like it should, things turn upside down
some people say it's hip to say no, my town it's green light go
for party rockin' angels now it's trigger happy
slang-bang-pow

why do you think they call it dope?
why do you think they call it dope?
why do you think they call it dope?
why do you think they call it dope?

http://youtu.be/HtAxLs7nmiU
 
2014-05-11 05:18:34 AM

robohobo: neuroflare: i dont know if this can be said enough but good idea/bad idea from animaniacs is a staple from my childhood

I still watch Animaniacs.

If you're a fan, take a listen to this guy.  He's a neckbeard, but holy fark is he good.


that is farking awesome
 
2014-05-11 05:25:34 AM

neuroflare: robohobo: neuroflare: i dont know if this can be said enough but good idea/bad idea from animaniacs is a staple from my childhood

I still watch Animaniacs.

If you're a fan, take a listen to this guy.  He's a neckbeard, but holy fark is he good.

that is farking awesome


Check out his other stuff. He does a lot of video game pieces, and his SMB tango is lovely.
 
2014-05-11 05:33:58 AM

robohobo: neuroflare: i dont know if this can be said enough but good idea/bad idea from animaniacs is a staple from my childhood

I still watch Animaniacs.

If you're a fan, take a listen to this guy.  He's a neckbeard, but holy fark is he good.


He's not so much a 'neckbeard' as he is 'autistic'.
 
2014-05-11 05:36:31 AM
technically if it doesn't say you can't take them on the box then you can pretty much help yourself to whatever is inside as long as it is not claimed property i suppose. i guess it all boils down to the wording. either way instead of waiting for lawyers and bureaucrats to figure it out, they'll just nail them on some trumped up charges. government makes the rules as they go along.

we live in a society that makes it illegal to dig in the trash....
 
2014-05-11 05:52:25 AM

Somacandra: I was trying to drop off old codeine/tylenol tablets and the pharmacies here won't take them the way they'll take other expired meds. Specifically they have to audit them and a whole bunch of extra crap. They told me to dissolve the mixture in water and then pour the mixture onto cat litter and then toss it out. I ain't got time for that.


That's redicous! I take my old shiat to the pharmacy and they always say thank you.
 
2014-05-11 05:54:31 AM
I have lil kids around. If I don't need them they gotta go. I heared down the toilet is a bad thing somehow. (Cant quite remember why) butI certainly wouldn't pay for the service but they gotta go!
 
2014-05-11 06:11:48 AM

StreetlightInTheGhetto: Gyrfalcon: rjkline: Cops get pissed when this happens because they take the meds for personal use. I know this to be true.

They're idiots then. Some people, like myself for instance, have been known to mix medications in one bottle past the expiration date, so just because there's a bottle labeled "Vicodin, 10mg" does not mean that it in fact contains pills which are 10mg Vicodins. They could get a handful of nearly anything, some of it way past it's "use by" date, some of it twice or three times the strength on the label, some of it estrogen or testosterone that a person of their gender shouldn't be taking...

Karma's a mean biatch, and never so much as when you think you're taking a nice Oxy and instead get a couple of penicillin tabs you're violently allergic to.

Protip: prescription drugs have distinct markings. I imagine someone regularly trawling for drugs that way would know them.


http://www.pdr.net/
 
2014-05-11 07:05:45 AM
love all the people in the comments going "I went to school with them." Last thing I'd be admitting was that I even *know* these idiots.
 
2014-05-11 07:09:50 AM
I always toss my unused medicines in a nearby lake.
 
2014-05-11 07:16:19 AM
All of my family's old medications are festering in the back of the cabinet like normal people's
 
2014-05-11 07:28:56 AM
I've been on lots and lots of anti-depressants and the old ones tend to pile up as I switch to something new and "better." I really want to make a nice mosaic out of all my old pills, but I'm worried that people might judge me. Thoughts? Also, I'm not sure about the best adhesive to use that won't dissolve the pills.
 
2014-05-11 07:30:50 AM

spentshells: I have lil kids around. If I don't need them they gotta go. I heared down the toilet is a bad thing somehow. (Cant quite remember why) butI certainly wouldn't pay for the service but they gotta go!


That's cold.
Why not put them up for adoption?
 
2014-05-11 07:44:58 AM

Manic Depressive Mouse: I've been on lots and lots of anti-depressants and the old ones tend to pile up as I switch to something new and "better." I really want to make a nice mosaic out of all my old pills, but I'm worried that people might judge me. Thoughts? Also, I'm not sure about the best adhesive to use that won't dissolve the pills.


Maybe a hot glue gun?  I figure that glue is not water based so less likely to dissolve the pills. Might be a bit fiddly though, but hey, what mosaic isn't fiddly.

If people judge you negatively for it, you probably don't need those people around anyway. That or just keep the finished product somewhere that most people do't get to see it.

I'd love to see it as a frame for the mirror in the bathroom, especially if it is in front of the medicine cabinet. (But seal it against moisture.)
 
2014-05-11 08:17:10 AM
graphics8.nytimes.com

As I went walking I saw a sign there. And on the sign it said "No Trespassing." But on the  other side it didn't say  nothing, That side was made for  you and me.
 
2014-05-11 08:20:04 AM

Manic Depressive Mouse: I've been on lots and lots of anti-depressants and the old ones tend to pile up as I switch to something new and "better." I really want to make a nice mosaic out of all my old pills, but I'm worried that people might judge me. Thoughts? Also, I'm not sure about the best adhesive to use that won't dissolve the pills.


www.geekpr0n.com
 
2014-05-11 08:44:57 AM

gravebayne2: technically if it doesn't say you can't take them on the box then you can pretty much help yourself to whatever is inside as long as it is not claimed property i suppose. i guess it all boils down to the wording. either way instead of waiting for lawyers and bureaucrats to figure it out, they'll just nail them on some trumped up charges. government makes the rules as they go along.

we live in a society that makes it illegal to dig in the trash....


Without proper signage, how is she to know it wasn't a "leave a pill, take a pill" bin?  With how our medical system is running, I could see that as well.

If people wouldn't try to return the trash pulled out to the store that owns the dumpster, we wouldn't need rules about digging in trash.
 
2014-05-11 08:58:46 AM

lack of warmth: Without proper signage, how is she to know it wasn't a "leave a pill, take a pill" bin?


Gyrfalcon: Prey4reign: FTA -- "At some point she's reading the box and she told our officers after she was under arrest that it doesn't say anywhere in the fine print that you can't take drugs out of the box."

 Another case vindicating my long held belief that criminals are basically stupid.

Gyrfalcon's Law in action.


Yes, I think we can all agree the criminals are stupid, worthy of mockery.  But what you guys seem to be arguing is things that are "obviously" illegal should be illegal.  I don't know that that should be the standard.  With respect to current law, it's not.  If you do something, for cops to charge you there has to be a specific written and passed law that you are breaking.  That reasoning should be applied here.

However, there is a law on the books that says you can't take someone else's prescription medication.  As stupid and perhaps obvious as it should be, without it saying so grabbing into the box should be fine.  Grabbing someone else's prescription is what they'll be charged with.
 
2014-05-11 09:16:29 AM

lennavan: If you do something, for cops to charge you there has to be a specific written and passed law that you are breaking. That reasoning should be applied here.


There is.  The federal Controlled Substance Act prohibits the acquisition, possession, and transfer of controlled substances without a prescription written by a duly licensed and authorized medical (or optometric, dental, veterinary, etc.) practitioner acting within their scope of practice and after having established a bona fide provider-patient relationship.  The Act allows such things as pharmacists to acquire, possess, and transfer when properly licensed and when acting within their scope of practice.  It also allows law enforcement to possess when acting in a law enforcement role.  It does not allow people to help themselves to the drug turn-in box.

lennavan: As stupid and perhaps obvious as it should be, without it saying so grabbing into the box should be fine.


There is long-standing precedent that ignorance of the law is no excuse.
 
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