CHARLOTTE, NC — Federal and state law enforcement agents say the opioid crisis is so bad, some homebuyers are stealing painkillers from people's homes during showings and open houses.
"They are that desperate for meds. And it shows you, it can be anybody. It can be anybody," SBI Special Agent in Charge John Keane told Action 9.
So, he and others in the justice system -- like DEA Agent Chris Fletcher and N.C. Attorney General Josh Stein -- are urging real estate agents to take certain steps: locking up meds before showings, keeping an eye on buyers, and checking their IDs before they look around.
"Do not leave them in your medicine cabinet because people will steal them, abuse them, or sell them," Stein said.
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