NYPD Wants GPS Tracking Chips On Pharmacy Pill Bottles


pillsThe New York Police Department wants pharmacies in and around the city to fight prescription drug thefts by stocking pill bottles fitted with GPS tracking chips.

Police pharmacies to hide fake pill bottles fitted with GPS devices amid the legitimate supplies on their shelves.

The New York Police Department believes the so-called “bait bottles” could help investigators track stolen drugs and locate suspects.

Police Commissioner Raymond Kelly is expected to unveil the plan Tuesday at a La Quinta, Calif., conference on health issues hosted by former President Bill Clinton’s foundation.

In prepared remarks provided in advance of his appearance, Kelly says the initiative was prompted by a spate of high-profile crimes associated with the thriving black market for prescription drugs, including the slaying of four people on Long Island during a pharmacy holdup in 2011. He also cites the case of a retired NYPD officer who, after retiring with an injury and getting hooked on painkillers, began robbing drug stores at gunpoint.

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  1. why doesn’t the government just implant a chip in us when we are born and they can track everything we eat, drink, where we go, and what we do …that should solve all the worlds problems

  2. And they advertise it. Does that mean thieves are too stupid to put the pills into another container, and discard the GPS if there’s one?

  3. I think everyone should reread the book 1984 again or read the book for the first time, haven’t we heard this before?? Wait until our TVs and computers start infringing on our ever day activities, think I am paranoid ??? Read the book 1984.