Methodist in the Media

WOWT: Thieves Seeking Oxycodone

Published: July 14, 2015

Twenty-three year-old Stephen Glow is currently in jail, charged with six counts of felony robbery. He is accused of stealing Oxycodone and Oxycontin from metro-area pharmacies.

Oxycodone and Oxycontin are powerful prescription painkillers which are both highly addictive and highly valuable. In fact, a single 80 mg tablet can have a street value of nearly $100.

Methodist Health System Pharmacist Kevin Borcher told WOWT 6 that thieves can often be fueled by their thirst for a powerful high.