Police are searching for someone they say broke into Scott Cook Pharmacy on Westgate Parkway in Dothan early this morning. There are bars on the windows and doors and a security system, but that didn't stop the break in. In fact, the person responsible got a little creative. Simply put, by making a big hole in the wall.
"They just broke in the back wall and just literally knocked a hole in the wall," said owner Marvin Cook.
When police arrived, the person responsible was already on the run, having stolen over 3,000 Hydrocodone pills.
"Unfortunately our prescription medication addictions are at epidemic proportions nationwide so we see this kind of thing happening and we're going to see more of it unfortunately," said Cook.
Because of the tighter laws on prescription drug abuse, it's keeping the drugs out of hands of addicts but Cook says that means they're desperate--leading them to take any measure to get the drugs back in their system or if they're a dealer, stay in business.
"Addiction is a very, very strong thing that we're having to deal with and we've always had to deal with it but maybe not at the levels we're seeing now,” Cook said.
In fact, this isn't the first time the pharmacy has been broken into.
"After the first time we were broke into I put bars on my doors and windows and it was cheaper to just continue to replace the door but I don't know what they'll do next. Who knows," he said.
We spoke with police today but they were unable to make any comment as the investigation is still ongoing. We'll continue to keep you updated as more information on a possible suspect comes in.
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