SAN DIEGO (AP) — San Diego authorities and local real estate agents say prescription drug abusers are preying on open houses and raiding medicine cabinets to feed their addictions.
Addicts have taken to targeting real estate open houses, pilfering through people’s medicine cabinets and night stands looking for prescription drugs, especially painkillers, county officials report.
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Addicts have taken to targeting real estate open houses, pilfering through people’s medicine cabinets and night stands looking for prescription drugs, especially painkillers.
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They show up pretending to be interested in property for sale. But they are there primarily to look for one thing: prescription drugs.
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The Safe Homes Coalition in San Diego has partnered with a number of organizations including local non-profit organizations, the San Diego County Prescription Drug Abuse Task Force, and the Greater San Diego Association of REALTORS to encourage citizens to learn how to properly store and dispose of prescription medications.
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If you are hosting an open house in order to sell a property, you may think you want lots and lots of eyes on the house. However, certain eyes may be looking for something other than the perfect walk-in closet; they may be looking for prescription drugs.
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