Tag: public safety

Maryland lags on monitoring prescription narcotics, sheriff tells O’Malley at forum

Maryland is lagging behind neighbors Delaware and Virginia when it comes to monitoring the sale of some prescription narcotics, and Gov. Martin O’Malley told his final pre-inaugural forum that he finds that unacceptable.

At the Public Safety and Security Forum Wednesday in Annapolis, Washington County Sheriff Doug Mullendorf told O’Malley and the room of about 300 people about Maryland’s inadequacy in monitoring the sales of oxycontin and oxycodone, which are Schedule II narcotics, when compared with neighboring states. Mullendorf said he has noticed the number of people addicted to these drugs growing in past years. The other law enforcement officials in the room agreed.

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