Can GPS Trackers Help Stop Prescription Painkiller Theft? | Fast Company
NYPD Commissioner Ray Kelly hopes tricked-out fake bottles will lead to popping illicit pill poppers.
Police in New York City are planning to use fake prescription painkiller pill bottles with GPS trackers to try to curb the theft of highly addictive prescription pills, police commissioner Ray Kellyreportedly outlined yesterday in a speech at Bill Clinton’s Foundation’s conference on health issues in La Quinta, Calif.
Under the plan, which has been adopted by a few police departments across the country, police would ask pharmacies to store the fake bottles among the real prescription pills. When one is stolen (or removed from its home), it will emit a special signal that will allow police to track it.