In terms of illicit drug use, one of the most dangerous and hardest for law enforcement to stop comes from “doctor shopping” and “pill mills.”
Unlike standard street drugs, these pills originate from licensed doctors writing prescriptions that are filled at recognized pharmacies. Since the first part is legal, it makes it tough for local law enforcement to stop.
That’s where the Georgia Drugs and Narcotics Agency (GDNA) comes in. Described “as pharmacists with guns” by Director Rick Allen, this agency oversees pharmacies and looks to combat “drug diversion” – the fraudulent misuse of prescription pills through a number of manners.
Hear from local police officers, and Director Allen talk about the financial side of this trade in the complete story in our print and e-edition.