Eating the Patch...

Dana Beal dana at cures-not-wars.org
Mon Jul 22 19:08:38 EDT 2002


So how can you expect some one on a fixed income NOT to sell a bit of 
their medicine?

Dana/cnw


Pubdate: Wed, 17 Jul 2002
Source: Baltimore Sun (MD)
Copyright: 2002 The Baltimore Sun, a Times Mirror Newspaper.
Contact: letters at baltsun.com
Website: http://www.sunspot.net/
Details: http://www.mapinc.org/media/37
Authors: Sheridan Lyons and Athima Chansanchai

WOMAN CHARGED IN DRUG DEATH OF NEPHEW

Man Overdosed Abusing Pain Patch Medication

A Carroll County woman has been charged with involuntary manslaughter in
the death of her 27-year-old nephew, who overdosed after eating the gel
from a pain medication patch that is sometimes abused for its heroin-like high.

Regina Raye Kesselring, 47, of New Windsor also was charged with drug
distribution and reckless endangerment in the death Feb. 4 of Steven E.
Spivey, a heroin user who had been "begging" her for one of the Duragesic
patches she had been prescribed, court records show.

Kesselring, who lives on disability payments of less than $600 a month,
told police she sold her nephew the patch for $50 - and also said she had
sold him patches two other times to supplement her $545-a-month disability
income, according to the charging documents.


URL: http://www.mapinc.org/drugnews/v02.n1344.a11.html

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