At least 175,000 doses of prescription drugs were stolen from 27 pharmacies and two methadone clinics during the Baltimore riots in April, according to Police Commissioner Anthony Batts. He said the stolen drugs have led to turf wars and violence over their illegal resale.
Violent crime in Baltimore has spiked since protests broke out in late April following the death of Freddie Gray, who died in police custody from a severe spinal injury, the article notes. There were 43 homicides in May in the city, the most in one month since 1978.
Private information found on drug labels, including names and addresses, could potentially lead to identity fraud, Time reports.