If you love a pill head be sure to t...

If you love a pill head be sure to tell them this

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opie

Knoxville, TN

#1 Oct 28, 2012
If they are shooting up the new Opana rubber pills they are taking a big chance.

Reuters)- People who abuse the prescription pain drug Opana ER by injecting it into their bloodstream risk developing a serious blood disorder that could result in kidney failure or death, U.S. health regulators warned on Thursday.

Opana, a powerful opioid painkiller containing oxymorphone, is produced by Endo Pharmaceuticals.

The blood disorder, thrombotic thrombocytopenic purpura, resulted in kidney failure requiring dialysis in some cases and at least one death, the Food and Drug Administration said.

The disorder causes clots to form in small blood vessels throughout the body, limiting or blocking blood flow to the organs.

Platelets, a certain type of blood cell, help the clotting process. When this disorder occurs, however, platelets clump together in the blood clots, making fewer platelets available in the blood in other parts of the body to help clotting there.

This can lead to bleeding under the skin and purple-colored spots called purpura, or to bleeding inside the body.

Thrombotic thrombocytopenic purpura can cause death or lead to other complications with permanent damage, including brain damage and stroke, in addition to kidney failure.

The FDA said problems appear to occur with Opana ER only when it is abused and injected intravenously. Opana ER is meant to be taken orally and should be taken only when prescribed and as directed
Fact

Tazewell, TN

#2 Oct 28, 2012
See, drug abuse is a self correcting problem. Keep injecting those drugs, die sooner!
A Mother

New Tazewell, TN

#3 Oct 28, 2012
Everyone that does pills means something to someone u ahole.
Cat

New Tazewell, TN

#4 Oct 29, 2012
I think that even "Fact", New Tazewell has a Mother that loves or loved him, which shows that everyone including addicts are loved by someone. Yes, I love a prescription drug abuser, too.
Fact

Tazewell, TN

#5 Oct 29, 2012
Cat wrote:
I think that even "Fact", New Tazewell has a Mother that loves or loved him, which shows that everyone including addicts are loved by someone. Yes, I love a prescription drug abuser, too.
Tell us, what have you done to reform the drug abuser in your life? I'll bet you're really an "enabler".
Talley Ward

Knoxville, TN

#6 Oct 29, 2012
I know who you are. I know your family. There's dope in that wood pile for a fact. Don't believe me? Dare me & I'll post you initials.
Fact wrote:
See, drug abuse is a self correcting problem. Keep injecting those drugs, die sooner!
Fact

Tazewell, TN

#8 Oct 29, 2012
Talley Ward wrote:
I know who you are. I know your family. There's dope in that wood pile for a fact. Don't believe me? Dare me & I'll post you initials.
<quoted text>
This was tried before, a few months ago. Ya'll tried to find out who I am and it back fired. Ya'll accused some innocent person of being me, Fact. A name was posted and the person you posted got lawyers involved. Want to try again?
A Mother

New Tazewell, TN

#9 Oct 29, 2012
Fact wrote:
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Tell us, what have you done to reform the drug abuser in your life? I'll bet you're really an "enabler".
Spent thousands on rehab put them in jail and had many a sleepless nights so don't judge if you haven't walked in these shoes.
Cat

New Tazewell, TN

#10 Oct 29, 2012
I also have spent thousands on rehab, put my child in jail, and had many sleepless nights, and I personally could give a hoot who Fact is. I'm sure that I have enabled my child, but believe me if I could stop the drug abuse in Claiborne County or anywhere else, I would. I feel that every family that has or have problem with addiction would do the same.
Talley Ward

Knoxville, TN

#11 Oct 29, 2012
Your initials are P.O.S. Mess with me and I'll post your full name.
Fact wrote:
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This was tried before, a few months ago. Ya'll tried to find out who I am and it back fired. Ya'll accused some innocent person of being me, Fact. A name was posted and the person you posted got lawyers involved. Want to try again?
Fact

Tazewell, TN

#12 Oct 29, 2012
Talley Ward wrote:
Your initials are P.O.S. Mess with me and I'll post your full name.
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P.O.S. Piece Of Shit, Well I've been called worse.... You ain't even close. One day I'll reveal myself but till then, you'll never f*cking get it. I'll "Mess" with who ever I decide is worth it, when ever I feel like it. You ain't special.
What Happened

United States

#13 Oct 30, 2012
Fact wrote:
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This was tried before, a few months ago. Ya'll tried to find out who I am and it back fired. Ya'll accused some innocent person of being me, Fact. A name was posted and the person you posted got lawyers involved. Want to try again?
What was the result of them getting a lawyer?

Did they find out who made the false identification?
well well well

Herndon, VA

#14 Oct 30, 2012
i told one of my old friends tht she better quit doin tht nasty shit. now she has knots on her arms. its gonna get her. i tried telling her
wondering

Knoxville, TN

#15 Oct 31, 2012
If you know, does preparing it require setting the mess on fire before they shoot it?
well well well wrote:
i told one of my old friends tht she better quit doin tht nasty shit. now she has knots on her arms. its gonna get her. i tried telling her
just a thought

Rathdrum, ID

#16 Oct 31, 2012
I know this was article below has mostly other people not of Claiborne County but if you notice there are some of our local dealers listed. This pill problem is more extensive than most know about.

Members of alleged pill ring busted
Posted on Tuesday, October 30, 2012 at 11:57 am

A Morristown man who allegedly directed an 11-member troupe of East Tennessee-to-Florida oxycodone smurfers learned Monday morning that all upcoming performances have been cancelled.

Gregory Allen Rhea, 37, and nine others were taken into custody in raids that began before dawn and placed into federal custody.

A woman who eluded arrest is now officially a federal fugitive, according to Assistant U.S. Attorney Suzanne Kerney-Quillen.

Rhea and his underlings allegedly are responsible for putting $1.2 million worth of oxycodone on the street, which translates into 40,000 30-milligram oxycodone pills, according to the indictment.

The federal prosecutor says the investigation was spearheaded by Morristown Police Department narcotics officers and the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation.

Rhea and his 11 alleged associates were named in an 18-count indictment unsealed in U.S. District Court in Greeneville late Monday morning, which indicates Rhea has potentially life-changing legal problems. The alleged kingpin faces charges of conspiracy to distribute oxycodone; maintaining a Hayter Drive residence for the purpose of distributing painkillers; attempted money laundering; possessing firearms during a drug-trafficking offense; and possession of firearms by a drug addict.

The others indicted for alleged oxycodone distribution are: Herald Glenn Horner, 35, and Tamara Michelle Miles, 44, Mooresburg; Joey Wayne Vanover, 35, and Kimberly Ann Vanover of Tazewell; Kera Lynn Green, 23, Whitesburg; Johnny Wayne Neeley, 38, Whitesburg; Kerry Glenn Nelson, 42, and Ricky Allen “Rooster” Seal, 46, Morristown; and Ricky Tim Collins, 47, Bean Station.

On Oct. 10, a federal grand jury also indicted Michael Guesford, 39, who was already incarcerated in the Hamblen County Jail, and Ashley Nicole Gray Patterson, a 28-year-old Morristown resident, on the identical charge.

Patterson aka Ashley Nicole Carpenter, remains at large.

What’s clear from the indictment is Rhea has been the target of law enforcement officials for a long time.

The indictment details specific dates beginning in late July 2011 on which he allegedly possessed oxycodone.

On March 27, 2011, law enforcement officials seized $68,100 Rhea was carrying at McGhee-Tyson Airport in Knoxville, according to the indictment.

Kerney-Quillen declined to comment on the cash seizure, but the indictment alleges on that same day Rhea attempted to conduct a bulk cash transaction involving interstate and international commerce.

Rhea lost another $7,000 in cash and 22 firearms, including a fully automatic Norinco SKS rifle, when law enforcement officials raided his Hayter Drive residence on April 4, according to the indictment.

The indictment further alleges that Rhea maintained the residence since December 2003 for the purpose of distributing oxycodone.

Federal officials want to seize the home, which is registered to Linda Rhea and has an assessed value of $144,500, according to property records.

Defendants in the case began making their initial appearances on Monday, a formality that will continue over the next few days.

This morning, Horner waived his detention hearing, which means he will likely remain in jail until his case tracks through the federal court system.

-By Robert Moore, Tribune Staff Writer
well well well

Herndon, VA

#17 Oct 31, 2012
wondering wrote:
If you know, does preparing it require setting the mess on fire before they shoot it?
<quoted text>
yes she used a stove. but y would that cause knots. could it b the reason the knots are there. i told her i dont wanna b around tht junk. i figured shed choose me over a pill but that sure didnt happen
good business move

Knoxville, TN

#18 Nov 1, 2012
Because what the mess is melting down to is essentially a very gritty gum of PCV.....just like water pipes are made of.
well well well wrote:
<quoted text>
yes she used a stove. but y would that cause knots. could it b the reason the knots are there. i told her i dont wanna b around tht junk. i figured shed choose me over a pill but that sure didnt happen
better than

United States

#19 Nov 1, 2012
I had to take my brother n law to the ER because his flippin arm had swollen up and had knots in it too. They cut it open and omg there was GREEN stuff coming out from everywhere in his arm. I dont see how anybody can stick a needle in themselves. Its disgusting. I do think every family has this problem and as per my experience its very difficult to get the people back that drugs took. My brother n law has nothing. Hes lost his entire family. Including his children. Hes still not 100% clean. Sad....very sad.
Wondering

United States

#20 Nov 5, 2012
What newspaper did this article come out of? Was the Joe and Kim Vanover from Tazewell the ones who has two kids that are school aged kids (highschool and jr high). Wow this is crazy!!! If so I can remember the days when Joe thought he was better then everyone and WOULD NEVER HAVE ANYTHING TO DO WITH DRUGS!
just a thought wrote:
I know this was article below has mostly other people not of Claiborne County but if you notice there are some of our local dealers listed. This pill problem is more extensive than most know about.
Members of alleged pill ring busted
Posted on Tuesday, October 30, 2012 at 11:57 am
A Morristown man who allegedly directed an 11-member troupe of East Tennessee-to-Florida oxycodone smurfers learned Monday morning that all upcoming performances have been cancelled.
Gregory Allen Rhea, 37, and nine others were taken into custody in raids that began before dawn and placed into federal custody.
A woman who eluded arrest is now officially a federal fugitive, according to Assistant U.S. Attorney Suzanne Kerney-Quillen.
Rhea and his underlings allegedly are responsible for putting $1.2 million worth of oxycodone on the street, which translates into 40,000 30-milligram oxycodone pills, according to the indictment.
The federal prosecutor says the investigation was spearheaded by Morristown Police Department narcotics officers and the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation.
Rhea and his 11 alleged associates were named in an 18-count indictment unsealed in U.S. District Court in Greeneville late Monday morning, which indicates Rhea has potentially life-changing legal problems. The alleged kingpin faces charges of conspiracy to distribute oxycodone; maintaining a Hayter Drive residence for the purpose of distributing painkillers; attempted money laundering; possessing firearms during a drug-trafficking offense; and possession of firearms by a drug addict.
The others indicted for alleged oxycodone distribution are: Herald Glenn Horner, 35, and Tamara Michelle Miles, 44, Mooresburg; Joey Wayne Vanover, 35, and Kimberly Ann Vanover of Tazewell; Kera Lynn Green, 23, Whitesburg; Johnny Wayne Neeley, 38, Whitesburg; Kerry Glenn Nelson, 42, and Ricky Allen “Rooster” Seal, 46, Morristown; and Ricky Tim Collins, 47, Bean Station.
On Oct. 10, a federal grand jury also indicted Michael Guesford, 39, who was already incarcerated in the Hamblen County Jail, and Ashley Nicole Gray Patterson, a 28-year-old Morristown resident, on the identical charge.
Patterson aka Ashley Nicole Carpenter, remains at large.
What’s clear from the indictment is Rhea has been the target of law enforcement officials for a long time.
The indictment details specific dates beginning in late July 2011 on which he allegedly possessed oxycodone.
On March 27, 2011, law enforcement officials seized $68,100 Rhea was carrying at McGhee-Tyson Airport in Knoxville, according to the indictment.
Kerney-Quillen declined to comment on the cash seizure, but the indictment alleges on that same day Rhea attempted to conduct a bulk cash transaction involving interstate and international commerce.
Rhea lost another $7,000 in cash and 22 firearms, including a fully automatic Norinco SKS rifle, when law enforcement officials raided his Hayter Drive residence on April 4, according to the indictment.
The indictment further alleges that Rhea maintained the residence since December 2003 for the purpose of distributing oxycodone.
Federal officials want to seize the home, which is registered to Linda Rhea and has an assessed value of $144,500, according to property records.
Defendants in the case began making their initial appearances on Monday, a formality that will continue over the next few days.
This morning, Horner waived his detention hearing, which means he will likely remain in jail until his case tracks through the federal court system.
-By Robert Moore, Tribune Staff Writer
Curious

United States

#21 Nov 5, 2012
What did Joe and Kim Vanover end up getting charged with?

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