Norfolk County Takes Action To Prevent Pill Thefts From Open Houses

DAY, AND ONE OF THOSE FEATURES SOME RAIN. TIMELINE FOR THAT COMING UP IN A FEW. ERIC THANK YOU. THIS IS NEW AT 10:00 ALERT FOR ANYONE SELLING THEIR HOME DRUG ADDICTS ARE APPARENTLY ON THE PROWL GOING THROUGH PEOPLE’S MEDICINE CABINETS DURING OPEN HOUSES. AS WBZ JIM ARMSTRONG REPORTS ONE COUNTY IS TAKING ACTION TONIGHT. IT DOES CHANGE THE DYNAMIC. Reporter: DAVID HAS BEEN SELLING HOUSES FOR ALMOST 40 YEARS. OVER THE PAST FEW HE’S SEEN A RECURRING PROBLEM GET WORSE AT OPEN HOUSES. IT WAS AT THE END OF THE DAY I WAS BY MYSELF IT WAS A TWO-STORY HOUSE. AND A YOUNG WOMAN CAME WITH A BABY ON HER ARM. IN A LITTLE CARRIER HE SAID IF DO YOU MIND IF I PUT THE BABY DOWN AND RUN UPSTAIRS. Reporter: SHE WAS IN AND OUT THE ONLY PERSON TO SEE THAT HOUSE A OWN. I GOT A CALL FROM THE HOMEOWNER THIS WAS PILLS MISSING FROM THE MEDICINE CABINET. Reporter: REALTORS STATEWIDE AND BEYOND ARE REPORTING A LOT OF THE SAME PROBLEM. OPEN HOUSES CAN ATTRACT DRUG ADDICTS WHO IN SOME CASES TRY TO STEAL THE SELLER’S PRESCRIPTION PILLS. WE HAVE HAD PEOPLE GOING THROUGH MEDICINE CABINETS. Reporter: POLICE AND ADDICTION ADVOCATES ON TUESDAY OFFERED A PARTIAL SOLUTION IN THE FORM OF THESE SMALL RESEAL ABLE PLASTIC BAGS. IN NORFOLK COUNTY REAL ESTATE AGENTS WILL SOON START HANDING THEM OUT TO HOME OWNERS WHO CAN CLEAN OUT THEIR PRESCRIPTIONS BEFORE AN OPEN HOUSE. EVERY LITTLE BIT EVERY PIECE THAT CAN BE DONE ADDS TO ADDRESSING THIS OPIATE HE DID I CAN. Reporter: IF HOMEOWNERS DISCOVER OLD PILLS THEY DON’T NEED ANYMORE THEY CAN DROP THEM IN ONE OF THESE CONTAINERS IN JUST ABOUT ANY POLICE DEPARTMENT. IT’S SAD WE HAVE TO BE IN THIS KIND OF A SITUATION. BUT IT IS WHAT IT IS. Reporter: BUT REALTORS SAY

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