Vermont State Police Say They Overstepped Boundaries on Drug Investigation
Terri Hallenbeck writes in The Burlington Free Press:
Vermont State Police acknowledged Friday that three detectives had asked three pharmacies for lists of customers who bought certain prescription drugs, and said the requests were against policy and would be discontinued.More here.
State police often seek the help of pharmacists when investigating prescription drug fraud, but in these cases last week, police made a blanket request not associated with a particular suspect, Flannigan said. That doesn't violate the law but does go against state police procedure because it violates customers' privacy, he said.
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