DEA: Many more drugs looted in Baltimore riots than reported
BALTIMORE — Officials say the amount of drugs looted from Baltimore pharmacies during riots last year was substantially higher than initially reported.
An U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration official tells The Baltimore Sun (http://bsun.md/2bmIBMF) that 80 percent more doses of drugs were taken than previously thought during the riots following the death of Freddie Gray, a black man who was critically injured while in police custody.
Authorities initially said 175,000 doses of drugs were looted. Officials have since revised that total to nearly 315,000. Over 40 percent were Schedule II opioids such as methadone, oxycodone and fentanyl. – READ MORE