In other news, McKean County District Attorney John Pavlock is urging all area medical providers and pharmacists to crack down on the abuse of pain relievers, including OxyContin.
The D.A. is alarmed about what he
describes as "an explosion of illegal use of prescription narcotics, including several overdoses.
In some instances, individuals with addictions to other drugs use OxyContin as a substitute when they can't get their illegal drug of choice, Pavlock
also recently shared results of a drug task force study over the past two years, showing increased drug activity among young teens.
Often, the source of their drugs is their parents' medicine cabinet, Pavlock