A worker at a Robbinsdale CVS was charged with 25 felonies on Tuesday, accused of pocketing thousands of pills to treat everything from anxiety to erectile dysfunction. Zachary Fincher, of Crystal, was charged in Hennepin County District Court, though it was not clear on Tuesday afternoon whether he was in custody.
Highly-addictive opioids including fentanyl, morphine and oxycodone were stolen from the Haines SEARHC Clinic during a break-in late last week. The Haines Police Department has warned first responders about the increased potential for drug-related emergencies because of the incident.
Long before she served as an expert witness in the landmark case that saw a federal judge rule that Canadians have a constitutional right to grow their own medical marijuana, it was the unexpected advice of a doctor that led Jamie Shaw to visit a compassion club for the first time. The lobbyist, writer, and communications expert has spent almost 20 years in the cannabis industry, working to create more streamlined access to marijuana, both locally and nationally.
In 2012, Medicare's massive prescription drug program didn't spend a penny on popular tranquilizers such as Valium, Xanax and Ativan. While it might appear that an epidemic of anxiety swept the nation's Medicare enrollees, the spike actually reflects a failed policy initiative by Congress.
An Altoona man who crashed on Plank Road near The Meadows intersection last month, knocking power lines onto two other vehicles, now faces DUI and other charges. Alex J. Walter, 26, of 5902 Maryland Ave., was charged Wednesday with DUI while on drugs as well as two counts of recklessly endangering another person.