Peter Hans Emery, 56, is facing a felony charge after stealing pills he thought were powerful opioids, however, actually turned out to be laxatives.
As of late, a Florida man is confronting a criminal accusation for stealing laxatives from a safety box inside his very own home, subsequent to admitting to law enforcement that he thought they were extremely potent opioids.
Peter Hans Emery's punishment - for swiping Equate Gentle Laxatives from a safety box that belonged to a 49-year-old woman co-living at his property - comes since he was already on two-year probation for illicit ownership of Dilaudid.
After the unfortunate casualty filed the complaint against the 56-year-old man, it became clearer that he just took them on Thursday morning since they were in a container labeled Hydrocodone-Acetaminophen. The medication is generally used to treat moderate to extreme agony. Basic brands incorporate Vicodin, Norco, and Lortab.
On the other hand, 'Equate' relieves constipation. Presently, it's not clear why the laxative pills were set in that specific box by the individual who had access to the Pinellas Park home yet there was no escape for Emery. He was caught taking what wasn't his on a camcorder recording the female gave to police.
In the clip, he could be seen 'entering the victim's lockbox, selecting a pill bottle, pouring pills into his hand, and then leaving,' as indicated by a record received by The Smoking Gun. Moreover, it's not as yet clear how he discovered the pills were actually for constipation yet authorities said Emery asserted 'he threw them away when he learned they were something else,'
The man was consequently booked for prison. The booking officer, Lisha Goodrich, wrote in the arrest testimony, "The defendant did knowingly and unlawfully obtain or use or endeavour to obtain or to use, the property, to-wit: two quantity 5mg pills of over the counter laxative or another,"
"With the intent to deprive Jayme Ream of a right to the property of a benefit derived therefrom, or to appropriate the property to his own or the use of any person not entitled thereto. The defendant was observed on video camera entering the victim’s lockbox, selecting a pill bottle, pouring pills into his hands, and then leaving," she added.
She concluded, "The bottle was labelled hydrocodone acetaminophen 10-325 but contained equate gentle laxatives. The defendant admitted post-Miranda, that he took two pills that he believed were hydrocodone but he threw them away when he learned they were something else. The defendant retrieved two of the pills from the trash to show me. The defendant admitted that he did not have permission to take the pills. The defendant has two prior convictions on the dates listed above."