BCSO gets tip, makes arrest in pill case

Published 12:00 am Saturday, June 9, 2001

A Georgiana man was arrested by the Butler County Sheriff's Office after receiving a tip that something just wasn't right with a prescription.

"We were called by a doctor's office, about a call he received from a local pharmacy," said Chief Deputy Kenny Harden. "A prescription the doctor had written in Georgiana for 50 pills was presented to be filled at a pharmacy in Greenville for 150 pills."

"We arrested Clay C. Turner, 31, of Georgiana for possession of a controlled substance, after receiving a warrant for his arrest," he said. "At the time of his arrest, less than 48 hours after he filled the prescription for 128 Hydrocodone tablets, he (Turner) had 66 of the pills left in his possession n there were 62 pills missing already."

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Harden said Turner was taken to the Butler County Jail, where he remained Friday evening awaiting a $10,000 bond.

"Although this case is still open and under investigation, we don't suspect Turner of dealing the pills," Harden said. "There may still be more charges developed in the case."

Harden said this is one more way to illustrate the importance of cooperation between the public sector and law enforcement.

"We would not be able to make any progress in the war against drugs and drug-related crimes without the help of all citizens of Butler County," Harden said. "I especially would like to thank the pharmacist who suspected wrong-doing and contacted the physician n and also the physician who came forward to us with the information."

Harden said anytime citizens have information about a crime, or even the possibility that one may have occurred, they should call the Butler County Sheriff's Office at (334) 382-6521 or (800) 300-6344.