Opioid-Era Parenting Diary: A Fraught Week With Oxycodone In Our House – WBUR

Steve Brown holds one of the Percocet pills his daughter was prescribed. (Jesse Costa/WBUR)
WBUR State House reporter Steve Brown shares the dread and dilemmas that a once-simple painkiller prescription creates for a parent in this time of high concern about opioid addiction.
Tuesday, Aug. 9, 1 PM
I just got back from the pharmacy with 14 oxycodone pills and I am very concerned about
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Undercover Operation Nets Maiden Man With 119 Oxycodone Tablets at Tanger … – High…

On March 4, narcotics detectives and criminal investigators from the Watauga County Sheriff’s Office, along with strategic assistance from the Blowing Rock Police Department, conducted an undercover operation which led to the arrest of Elbert Lee McClain.

McClain

McClain

The operation took place in the parking lot of Shoppes on the Parkway in Blowing Rock. During the course of the operation, detectives seized 119 (more…)

Fairfield Man Sentenced for Purchasing Tableting Machine to Produce …

Fairfield’s David Wolvovsky, 31, was sentenced Friday to four years of probation, the first six months of which he must spend in home confinement, for illegally importing a tablet machine to produce oxycodone pills.

Wolvovsky was also ordered to pay a fine of $2,000, forfeit $21,034 in cash that was seized at the time of his arrest, and perform 100 hours of (more…)