Post # 1
FMIL has a history with trying to get other’s prescribed meds & the family has lost friends & jobs because of this. This weekend, FI’s dad found out that the mom has been getting meds from one lady for over a year. The lady has a case worker who’s filing a report today. The lady has a mentality of a jr high girl even though she’s in her 40s, she probably doesn’t even know. We don’t know what’s going to happen with FMIL. She might get arrested because she has a history file of this?
FI doesn’t want his mom in his life once we get married but he’s living with his parents until he gets his new place next month. I’m not so worried that it’ll affect me, its moreso FI that I’m wondering about & FFIL. He’s really stressed, his family is stressed & there’s gonna be a lot to deal with & police & reports. We don’t know what the legalities of all this are gonna be. We do want FMIL to get help, but in the past she’s refused help for years & then she finally did some month rehab program but it didn’t do anything once she got out. She’s not in pain, we don’t know why she’s doing this.
Anyone know anyone who dealt with this? What legal action happened? Did it help?
Post # 3
I’m so sorry- that is awful. I have no idea what the legal ramifications will be- i’m sure they vary from state to state. Hopefully if she is charged with something, it will be a big enough shock to make her realize she needs help and to take rehab seriously now. Good luck with all of it.
Post # 4
I looked it up & it says stealing a prescription is a felony in most states & sometimes up to 3 years in prision & up to $10k in fines. 🙁 That usually happens if the person is caught with the meds by cops thou. I’m not sure what it would be like since she’s getting them from someone else or how much proof they’d have if that other lady she’s getting the meds from doesn’t know about it. Ugg its gonna be a really rough week :(.
Post # 5
I’m guessing that her lawyer will fight to put her in a treatment facility to get help for her addiction. It is an addiction, that’s why she keeps getting the pills even though she isn’t in pain. That being said, she does probably need to find her own lawyer but I don’t know if you do that before or after the police are looking at your for it. She should not talk to the police without a lawyer though.
Post # 6
I did an internship @ a jail for women back in college…one of the women I counseled was serving a 1 year sentence for stealing prescription meds from her place of employment (DR office)….and she didn’t even have a hx of it!