I've always heard the term referred to as " drugstore cowboy".<quoted text>
Tommy was a customer/consumer, nothing more lol. but yeah, his sister's situation and his have nothing to do with each other. i thought i saw you refer to jj as one of the drug cowboys but i'm really not that interested in looking up posts, so i'll give ya that one.
In the old days it refered to young men who would hang around the soda fountains in vain trying to get the young ladies to " give it up".
In more recent years it was a famous book which was made into a famous movie( Matt Dillon). It was the true life saga of James Fogle who marauded the Pacific Northwest, robbing pharmacies of prescription drugs.
He died in prison last month in ms. Marcelles home county of snohomish,wa.