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Updated: 5:07 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 27, 2013 | Posted: 4:09 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 27, 2013
CHARLOTTE, N.C. —
A woman is in jail Wednesday night, accused of selling prescription drugs out of a Charlotte home that she was operating as a day care. An undercover officer said he bought 50 hydrocodone pills from Carolyn Fields last week. Eyewitness News found out Fields was arrested in the middle of the day when children could have been there. One neighbor said every morning, parents come by to drop off their children. She wasn't sure why there were no parents there Wednesday morning. Eyewitness News told her about the woman who lives in the home.Eyewitness News showed Fields' mug shot to one neighbor. She talked to us, but didn't want to show her face. "I never noticed anything unusually. It seemed perfectly normal," she said. She said she often saw Fields and a younger woman at the home. She said they moved in about a year ago, but they didn't interact with neighbors. "I never met them. Actually, I have never spoken to them," she said. Officers said they bought 157 hydrocodone pills from Fields.Hydrocodone is a powerful painkiller that is only available legally with a prescription. A pharmacist Eyewitness News talked to Wednesday said using hydrocodone without a doctor's order is dangerous. "If a patient takes a lot of hydrocodone it can cause respiratory depression and even death in some cases," said pharmacist Allison Beatty. There is no word yet on if those drugs were kept out of reach of children. Eyewitness News tried to talk to someone at the home today, but they did not want to comment. The Department of Health and Human Services said Fields had four children at the home. She did not need a license because only two of them were not related to her.
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