Oxy thief ends own life

OxyWatchdog usually posts crime-related stories under Oxy Crime Watch, but this story of a man who stole OxyContin from a Rite Aid pharmacy in Spokane, Wash. and then shot himself as he was being pursued by police highlights the desperation the painkiller creates in addicts.

About Erin Marie Daly

I’m a freelance journalist based in San Francisco. My book on prescription drug and heroin addiction was published in August 2014 by Counterpoint Press.
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