Thursday, October 30, 2008
Ky. man, 82, accused of trading drugs for sex
BEREA, Ky. — Police investigating an elderly man's complaints about theft at his home discovered the man allegedly traded prescription drugs for sexual favors. Police charged the 82-year-old man with trafficking in a controlled substance.
The man was released on bond.
The Lexington Herald-Leader reported that police said they were initially concerned that women in their 20s, often seen at the man's home, were taking advantage of him.
Police begin their investigation after the man called the department several times to report missing medication, household items and a television.
But officers soon discovered he gave two women the prescription drug OxyContin in exchange for sex.
The man's attorney said a possession of a controlled substance charge was dismissed against his client because he had prescriptions for the drugs. His lawyer declined further comment.