Newport Beach, CA (PRWEB) March 02, 2013
According to CBS New York, law enforcement has created a database to track and identify patterns left by pharmacy burglars in the hopes of preventing prescription drug crimes. The database, hailed as the first of its kind, already contains more than a hundred 2012 prescription pill burglaries and robberies and may soon spread nationwide.
The drug crime database has been running since the start of 2013 and allows law enforcement officials to share drug-related crime information. The information is used to create drug-crime maps and will hopefully expose patterns pertaining to geographic areas and drugs targeted by burglars. Senator Charles Schumer hopes that this information will assist law enforcement agencies and give them more opportunities to make better use of their resources.
“The best way we have learned to prevent crime and stop crime is to study it. Law enforcement is really excited about this, they think it will really help them put a dent in prescription drug crime,” said Senator Schumer.
The drug crime database is one of several new tactics law enforcement officials are utilizing to help bring prescription pill burglars to justice. The NYPD recently asked thousands of pharmacies to place fake pill bottles equipped with GPS tracking amongst other pills on the shelves. If pill thieves take one of these bottles, law enforcement would have the ability to track them.
So far, information collected from the database shows that hydrocodone and oxycodone products have been the most targeted.
Ronald MacGregor, burglary attorney, has worked with several of those who have been arrested or charged with drug crimes. “Having worked with countless alleged drug theft offenders, our attorneys firmly believe that the majority of offenses are the result of hardcore drug addicts acting out of desperation. Although this is no excuse for the violent acts that many of these offenders commit, sentencing them to long-term incarceration is not addressing the root of the problem.
“Whether or not this new database will be successful in apprehending alleged drug theft offenders, we believe that courts and police officials need to take a different stance when they have drug offenders face judgment. Our system’s goal is to rehabilitate, and alternative sentencing programs have a much better record of doing so,” said Attorney MacGregor.
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MacGregor & Collins, LLP is a drug crime law firm based in Newport Beach, California .Their attorneys work with drug offenders who have been arrested or charged with possession, intent to sell, burglary, theft and more. They offer all alleged offenders free professional case evaluations with no obligation to retain their services.
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