Mother pleads with lawmakers to pass 'Pill Mill' bill

Police and families touched by drug abuse held a rally at the Capitol to push support for legislation aimed at cracking down on prescription drug abuse in Kentucky.

A Laurel County mother was one of the many who showed up to appeal to Kentucky lawmakers on Wednesday over what's been called the "Pill Mill Bill."

Patricia Jones' 25-year old son died in London in December. She says seven different kinds of narcotics were found in his system. She took part in a rally in support of the bill that could lead to more regulations for pain clinics and prescription drugs. The House passed the bill 70 to 28, and it's now in the Senate's hands.

"Please. Please do something. If this will save one child, it will be worth it," Jones said during a rally in Frankfort.

She believes if pills were harder to get, her 25 year old son Wesley, may still be alive today.

"He didn't have the money to get him. They were given to him."

Those against the bill claim it gives the attorney general too much power in the KASPER program..which monitors the dispensing of prescription drugs.


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