Medical Shop Owner Booked For Selling Narcotic Drugs

Tirupur : The narcotics intelligence bureau – crime investigation department (NIB-CID), along with the drug control department, booked a medical shop owner here for selling narcotic drugs to students.

NIB-CID sleuths, who received information about three pharmacies selling drugs specified in schedule H and H1 of the Drugs and Cosmetics Act 1945, searched Kavitha Medicals at Chettipalayam in Dharapuram on Sunday. “The shop had legally purchased narcotic drugs, but had no records of patients to whom they were sold to. Drugs were sold without pharmacist and without prescription. The shop had no bill copy or prescription register,” said a drug inspector.

The medical shop owner confessed to have sold drugs without prescription to school and college students. He was booked under four articles of Section 18 (c), Drugs and Cosmetics Act 1945, which will invite a fine of Rs 80,000.

The team also inspected two more medical shops, but could not find any evidence of wrongdoing. The sleuths plan to continue such inspections.

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