FIGHTING PRESCRIPTION ABUSE Triple Murder Focuses Attention On Statewide Drug Problem
Reported by: Kennie Bass
Videographer: Matt Durrett, Aakash Vaghela
Web Producer: Kennie Bass
Also Contributing: Kallie Cart
Reported: Feb. 20, 2012 6:14 PM EST
Updated: Feb. 20, 2012 9:42 PM EST
EYEWITNESS ONLINE WEBCAST VIDEO C L I C K T O P L A Y
, Kanawha County
, West Virginia
Mike Workman's world was turned upside down when his daughter and son-in-law were murdered in what police say was a crime fueled by illegal prescription drugs.
In all, three people were shot to death in that Logan County murder spree, the latest incident putting prescription drug abuse on center stage.
Governor Earl Ray Tomblin wants to fight the problem by closely monitoring pain clinics...which could cut down on illegal pill mills. Tomblin also proposes making meth ingredients tougher to buy and putting tighter regulations on methadone clinics.
Cabell County Senator Evan Jenkins is also fighting the drug problem. He wants to cut down on doctor shopping...and improve an existing program which monitors prescriptions.
Police watching for seat belt use May 20, 2013 4:01 AM EDT Kentucky law enforcement officers are beginning a week of traffic patrols for the Memorial Day holiday focusing on making sure motorists are wearing seat belts.