Tuesday, January 29, 2013
Police said a pharmacy technician spotted clues the prescription was a fake.
A woman faces a criminal charge for altering a Percocet prescription and presenting it to Ladue Pharmacy. Stephanie Hepler, 36, of the first block of Country Squire Lane in unincorporated St. Louis County north of Creve Coeur, was charged Wednesday with fraudulently attempting to obtain a controlled substance. Ladue Police said Hepler forged a prescription for Percocet and took it to Ladue Pharmacy at 9832 Clayton Road Oct. 6. The pharmacy technician saw several clues the prescription was fraudulent, police said. Hepler was arrested inside the store at about 4:45 p.m. Oct. 6. Bail was set at $7,500 for Hepler. For more crime information on Creve Coeur Patch, see the following articles:
Wednesday, January 9, 2013
A West St. Louis County mother spoke out this week about a dangerous new synthetic drug called N-Bomb that she believes nearly killed her 15-year-old daughter.
A Chesterfield mom is speaking out about a dangerous new synthetic drug that she said nearly took the life of her daughter during a party on New Year's Eve. St. Louis County police are also issuing a warning Tuesday about the hallucinogenic N-Bomb, a potent, LSD-like substance, which authorities say has been purchased by undercover detectives in the St. Louis Metro area. Carley Alves told Chesterfield's City Council she learned about N-Bomb after her 15-year-old daughter and Ursuline Academy freshman was brought home from the party in an incoherent state. "Every time she would open her eyes she would see bright lights, so she had to keep her eyes closed," Alves said. "Her perception of sound changed. She thought she was whispering, but …
Tuesday, May 8, 2012
Ladue Schools co-sponsored Monday night community forum.
A forum on the rise in heroin use in the St. Louis area happened Monday night at Clayton High School, FOX2-TV reported. The Ladue and Brentwood school districts also sponsored the event. Quoting the FOX2 report, "St. Louis County Police chief Tim Fitch says at this time last year there were 24 heroin-related deaths in St. Louis County and this year there have been eight." It's a possible sign that the massive publicity campaign, which has included forums held in school districts across the region, including Parkway and Pattonville, are starting to make a dent, one participant told FOX2. Learn more about the event and read suggestions for combating the epidemic in the complete FOX2 report.
Friday, June 24, 2011
St. Louis County Police and drug treatment professionals were in Maryland Heights to talk about heroin's dangers Thursday night.
St. Louis County Police Chief Tim Fitch once talked with a young woman arrested for buying heroin. She was from Ballwin, and told Finch she got hooked because she was battling depression. The first time she tried it, according to Fitch, she got a high that she hasn’t been able to achieve since. According to a heroin addiction website, one of the drug's most insidious qualities is that is sends the addict on a quest to repeat that first high, usually a fruitless journey. Heroin addiction isn’t a light switch you can turn off and on, Fitch told a crowded audience at Pattonville High School Thursday night. Fitch was part of a public forum about heroin use among teens. The forum featured St. Louis County Police, the National Council on …
Thursday, June 23, 2011
Patch speaks with school, law and medical professionals about students and drugs.
The St. Louis County Police will hold a forum about a rise in heroin and prescription pain killer use among teens on Thursday, June 23 at 7 p.m. The forum will be held at Pattonville High School, according to a press release. This issue goes beyond St. Louis. According to the National Institute on Drug Abuse, prescription drugs and over-the-counter medication are the second drug of choice among 12th graders—just behind marijuana. Narcotics Anonymous groups in the St. Louis area have several helplines available for drug users seeking help. D.A.R.E. photographs in video are courtesy of Pattonville School District.
Saturday, April 30, 2011
Results are helping to shape a career program at Pattonville High School.
What do students think about their teachers? Do teachers think their classes are interrupted too often? Do high school students believe their peers belong to street gangs or drink a lot of alcohol? It’s all in the Pattonville School District’s Climate Survey given to students, support and certified staff and parents in fall 2010. The district released survey results recently. The Pattonville District takes the survey as part of its Missouri School Improvement Program (MSIP) requirements every three years. But the district also administers its own surveys in intervening years, so the surveys are taken every two to three years. The last one was done in 2007. Assistant Superintendent for Curriculum Tim Pecoraro said survey data can be broken …
Thursday, April 7, 2011
Effort will identify traffickers and help those addicted to the drug.
- POLICE & FIRE
- Nate Birt
Thursday, April 7, 2011
St. Louis County law enforcement offices are partnering with federal officials for a two-month effort aimed at cracking down on heroin use, county police Chief Tim Fitch said Thursday. "We have a heroin crisis in our community," Fitch said at a news conference featuring law enforcement agencies from around the area, including Creve Coeur Police. It happened at the St. Louis County and Municipal Police Academy office near University City. He said that in the last 24 hours, several people at a hotel in St. Louis County had called law enforcement to say that they intended to inject themselves with a lethal dose of heroin. One said she felt suicidal and another person expressed a desire to get help. "How do you turn your back on people like …
Tuesday, March 29, 2011
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