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Police: Abusers may use police to help get drugs

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BULLHEAD CITY, AZ (AP) -

A northwestern Arizona law enforcement official says drug abusers in his community may have been using police to inadvertently help the abusers obtain prescription pills.

Bullhead City Deputy Police Chief Brian Williamson says some reports of stolen prescription drugs seem to result from abusers' attempts to get new supplies by taking a police report number to physicians to get replacement prescriptions.

According to the Mohave Daily News, Williamson says evidence of break-ins or other circumstances clearly support some theft reports.

But he says police encounter other cases in which there's no evidence of a crime and the purported victims have only what Williamson called "sketchy stories."

He says there have been fewer stolen-drugs reports in recent months in Bullhead City, perhaps because officers are conducting more vigorous investigations.

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