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Boise woman arrested for re-selling prescription drugs

Jaclyn Brandt

Boise woman arrested for re-selling prescription drugs

CREATED May. 24, 2012

A Boise woman was arrested Wednesday night after an ongoing investigation by Boise Police Narcotics Detectives and members of the BANDIT task force over the last two months into the sale of prescription medications in Boise.

In this case, evidence indicates Melinda Campbell, 30 of Boise, was obtaining Adderall and Hydrocodone medications, then selling them to individuals illegally.

"We are aggresively investigating this type of criminal activity in our community. The sale of illegal prescription medications to individuals has become a real problem. It will take the assistance of various agencies, and the public, to help combat this crime", says Boise Police Narcotics Sergeant Mike Harrington. "People need to be aware that transferring and selling prescription narcotics is a crime and officers are seeing prescription drug abuse more and more on our streets."

Prescription drugs are considered "controlled substances." The federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act makes it clear that the only legal way to access prescription drugs is to have a doctor's prescription.

Campbell was booked into the Ada County jail on four charges of Felony Delivery of a Controlled Substance (prescription medications).

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