December 30, 2008

Controlled Substances and AED's

Some things are odd and one encounters them in strange ways. For example, a friend of mine with E. who still drives was arrested a couple of weeks ago. The charge was not her driving, although the cop who stopped her said he did not like her lane change. 

Nope, my friend's major error was that she had medications on her in an unmarked pill box that fell under the controlled substances act. You see, Big Brother is watching!

She had a dose of Xanax and one of phenobarbitol among her pills, but since these were not in their original pill bottles, complete with pharmacy and prescription numbers, she was arrested for possession of a controlled substance.

Her advice to everyone is that if you must travel with your meds, do so only if they are in their original bottles. This constitutes the proof you will need that they have been legitimately prescribed to you.