Unlucky Florida Man Thought He Was Stealing Opioids, But They Were Laxatives

Rare | 4/16/2019 | Silke Jasso
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A Florida man got more than he expected after he decided to steal drugs from a Pinellas County home, believing the pills he was stealing were powerful opioids. Turns out, the man was shocked after the opioids turned out to be laxatives! According to an arrest affidavit, Peter Hans Emery mistakenly stole “gentle laxatives” believing they were hydrocodone, which is a powerful narcotic. He eventually threw the pill bottle he stole when he realized they were “something else.”

The bottle, which was labeled hydrocodone-acetaminophen, actually contained ‘Equate Gentle Laxatives’ from Walmart that are meant for “gentle dependable overnight relief.” No the type of relief he necessarily wanted, but surely enough, a relief. I really have to give him this one because this is definitely a **** situation to be in.

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