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Powerful medications missing from nursing home

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ALBANY, GA (WALB) - Dozens of prescription painkilling pills are missing from an Albany nursing home.

Tuesday, officials at Palmyra Nursing Home on Palmyra Road realized that 27 Percocet pills, 44 Darvocet pills, and morphine pills and liquid are missing.  They're all powerful and addictive pain killers.

The Percocet was last seen in February, the other drugs last week. The Albany Dougherty Drug Unit is checking out everyone who had access to the medicine at the nursing home.

"Usually people when they steal these pills or they acquire these pills, they'll take some themselves and sell more to either buy more prescription pills or to replenish their supply," Albany Dougherty Drug Unit Investigator Clayton Bryant.  

Investigators say the pills can sell for up to five dollars each on the street. They warn the drugs can be deadly. If you have any information on this case, call the Albany Dougherty Drug Unit at 229-430-5150.


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