Monday, January 28, 2013
Wilson police are looking for a pair of men who stole narcotics from a borough pharmacy at gunpoint.
Police in Wilson say two masked men -- one of whom brandished a handgun -- stole drugs from a borough drug store early Monday. According to police, officers got a call about an armed robbery at the CVS at 15th and Northampton streets around 1:20 a.m. Workers in the store told police one man -- who carried a black handgun -- demanded narcotics from the pharmacist, while his accomplice rounded up the other workers and hearded them back to the pharmacy. After getting what they came for, the men ran, heading into Easton. Police say it's not clear how much the men stole. Police say the man with a gun was white with a medium build, wearing a black sweatshirt, jeans, white sneakers and a dark-colored baseball cap. The second man was white with a …
Wednesday, April 25, 2012
National Drug Take Back allows people to get rid of old prescription meds.
Saturday marks the return of National Prescription Drug Take Back Day at area pharamacies and police departments. In the Easton area, you can drop off unwanted or unused prescription drugs by taking them to the two local Giant supermarkets -- on 25th Street in Palmer Township and along Sullivan Trail in Forks -- from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Before handing over unwanted prescriptions, remove any personal information from bottles or packages that contain medications. Liquid products and creams in containers will be accepted. Sharpies and syringes will not be accepted because of the potential hazard posed by blood-borne pathogens. Illegal substances, such as marijuana and methamphetamine, are not part of the program and should not be placed in the …
Tuesday, January 31, 2012
Steven Piperato is accused of using fake prescriptions 76 times at Easton area drug stores.
A Wilson man accused of using numerous fake prescriptions in order to get amphetamine pills is headed to Northampton County Court. Steven Piperato waived the charges against him in a hearing Tuesday afternoon before District Judge Gay Elwell. Piperato, 51, of North 16th Street, is charged with 26 counts acquisition of a controlled substance by fraud, a felony. According to police, Piperato filled 26 prescriptions for amphetamine salts at the Rite Aid pharmacy in Easton's West Ward. Amphetamine salts are stimulant drugs that excite the central nervous system. They are used in the drug Adderall, which is prescribed for attention deficit disorder and narcolepsy.