Governor Signs Bill Concerning Disposal of Surplus Prescription Drugs

A press release from McHenry County State’s Attorney Patrick Kenneally: LEGISLATION SPONSORED BY THE MCHENRY COUNTY SUBSTANCE ABUSE COALITION IS SIGNED INTO LAW MAKING IT EASIER TO DISPOSE OF UNUSED PRESCRIPTION DRUGS The McHenry County Substance Abuse Coalition is pleased … Continue reading

Dirty Hebron Cop Gets Four Years

A press release from the McHenry County State’s Attorney’s Office: FORMER HEBRON POLICE OFFICER RYSZARD KOPACZ SENTENCED TO FOUR YEARS FOR AGGRAVATED POSSESSION OF STOLEN FIREARMS AND OFFICIAL MISCONDUCT Louis A. Bianchi, McHenry County State’s Attorney, announces that Ryszard Kopacz, 32, of … Continue reading

Get Rid of Unused Prescriptions Saturday

The press release below from the McHenry County Department of Public Health lists where you can turn in unused prescription drugs this Saturday. You may remember that Democratic Party Coroner candidate David Bachmann surfaced the idea in Ocbober, 2007, in … Continue reading

Chicago Federal Judge: “It’s Not Business as Usual to Bribe Public Officials”

A press release from the U.S. Attorney’s Office: NEBRASKA EXECUTIVE SENTENCED TO 21 MONTHS IN PRISON FOR FEDERAL BRIBERY CONSPIRACY WITH FORMER CHICAGO ALDERMAN CHICAGO — The head of a large Nebraska-based prescription medication provider was sentenced today to 21 … Continue reading

CL Police Department Announces Drug Take-Back Saturday

A press release from the Crystal Lake Police Department: The Crystal Lake Police Department is partnering again with the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) for their National Prescription Drug Take-Back Event, April 28th. On April 28 from 10 a.m. to 2 … Continue reading

Chicago MD Gets Four Life Sentences for Illegal Pain Pill Prescribing that Led to Four Deaths

A press release from the U.S. Attorney’s Office from the Southern District of Ohio: CHICAGO PHYSICIAN RECEIVES FOUR LIFE SENTENCES FOR ILLEGALLY DISTRIBUTING PILLS THAT LED TO DEATHS OF FOUR PEOPLE He was largest physician dispenser of oxycodone in the … Continue reading

Widespread Participation in DEA Prescription Drug Drop-Off

An idea I first heard in the fall of 2007 from Democratic Party candidate for County Coroner David Bachmann is taking over big time under the DEA’s leadership. I first noticed the DEA program in New Jersey in September, 2010.. … Continue reading

Dave Bachmann Tells How His Excess Prescription Drug Collection Idea Got Noticed by the DEA and How Jack Franks Dropped the Ball

Yesterday I posted a story about the Huntley Police Department’s participating in in the Drug Enforcement Administration’s prescription drug collection program. Crystal Lake is, too. Maybe there are other local police departments who have signed on as drop off points … Continue reading

Crystal Lake Police Participating in DEA Prescription Drug Turn In, Too

Earlier this afternoon, I posted an article announcing the Huntley Police Department’s providing a drop off point for the DEA’s “National Take-Back Day”. Now, a press release has been received from the Crystal Lake Police Department giving details for its … Continue reading

DEA Drug Take Back Program Reaches McHenry County

The first I heard of some public entity wanting to collect unused drugs was in David Bachmann’s unsuccessful campaign for McHenry County Coroner. That was on October 21, 2007, when Bachmann was introducing what he wanted to do, if elected … Continue reading

Prescription Drug Pickup in New Jersey

One of the issues that Dave Bachmann, unsuccessful 2008 Democratic Party candidate for McHenry County Coroner, proposed in his October 31, 2007, candidacy announcement was initiation of a prescription drug collection from those who died at home under hospice care. … Continue reading