Turns out, stealing millions of dollars worth of pharmaceuticals is pretty easy

If you really must take prescription drugs, and you really need to take a LOT of them, but you really don’t have enough money to buy them, here’s one thing you could do…

You could cut a hole in a roof of a drug distribution warehouse. And then steal $75 million worth of drugs.

Seems like a lot of work, but someone was up to the task.

Recently, a gang of thieves broke into a Connecticut warehouse that Eli Lilly & Company use as a major east coast distribution hub. They cut a hole in the roof, then, Mission Impossible style, rappelled down ropes to the warehouse floor.

Then they stole 70 pallets loaded with drugs.

Can you imagine how hard it is to steal 70 pallets? You’d need at least two or three good sized trucks. You’d need a small team of experienced forklift operators to do it efficiently and quickly. And of course you’d need the benefit of a really lame security system.

Mission Impossible? More like Mission Come On In And Take What You Want.

To Your Good Health,

Jenny Thompson

“How to Steal Drugs: Cut a Hole in Lilly’s Roof” Ed Silverman, Pharmalot, 3/16/10, pharmalot.com