Prescription drug abuse surpasses illegal drugs in Ark. county

Prescription drug abuse in Lawrence County, Ark. has become more of a common problem than traditional drug crimes, such as possession of methamphetamine and other narcotics, KAIT8.com reports. The problem has gotten so bad that the Lawrence County Sheriff’s Office is no longer accepting incident reports involving stolen prescription pills, because people have been using those reports to obtain more pills to sell, the site says.

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