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National Briefing / Georgia

Stolen rig carries pharmaceuticals

July 16, 2009|TIMES WIRE REPORTS

Authorities are investigating the theft of a tractor trailer carrying about $8.8 million in pharmaceutical drugs from a truck stop in Georgia.

Temple Police Chief Ed Whitt said the stolen 2007 Peterbilt 18-wheeler was valued at $100,000. He said the medication it was hauling included blood thinners and cold and nasal medicine. Authorities say they don't know if the thieves were aware of the cargo when they targeted the rig.

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