Prescription drug users prey on open houses

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.

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Addicts Stealing Prescription Drugs at Open Houses

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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Safety Alert: Hosting an Open House? Watch Out for Drug Addicts Trying to Steal Your Prescription Drugs

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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County Warns Residents That Addicts Are Stealing Prescription Drugs at Open Houses

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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San Diego Safe Homes Coalition Encourages Proper Disposal of Prescription Drugs

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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