PENSACOLA, FL- The Jackson Pace Pharmacy near Pensacola is one of more than a dozen drug stores in Florida and Alabama recently hit by thieves.
The men stole thousands worth of highly addictive pain medications like Hydrocodone and Oxycodone. There’s a lucrative, black market for prescription pills and drug stores are often easy targets for both addicts and dealers.
Federal, state and local authorities are investigating but so far, no arrests have been made. Investigators won’t give us specifics, but say the drug store break-ins could be tied to a major crime ring in Texas.