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Millions in bail for women arrested for drugs


Two Columbus County women are in jail, facing major drug charges. Penny Booth of Tabor City is charged with possession and trafficking the painkiller Lorcet, an opiate, and maintaining a store for the purpose of distributing the drug. Booth owns and operates a convenience store called 1004 Grocery on Old Stake Road near Tabor City. Booth is being held on $1 million dollars bond. Former pharmacy employee Lisa Thompson is being held on $2 million dollars bond. She's charged with stealing hundreds of pills from Kerr Drug, and then selling them to a dealer. Thompson is from Tabor City. She faces a number of charges, including trafficking narcotics, obtaining pain medication by forgery, and fraud.

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Sorry Nancy, but it sounds as if there is some financial gain for your post. Perhaps you are a representative for the drug....I am very familiar with the ins and outs of both Suboxone and Methadone and recognize that while it may be a quick fix to an addiction to opiates, the only true sobriety comes from abstinence and 12 step or faith based programs. The cure-all does not come from substituting one drug for another.

methadone may help some

methadone may help some heroin addicts, it can also kill and is very commonly abused.