Corey Haim, linked to prescription drug ring, actor was broke, mom sells his items on Ebay
LOS ANGELES, Calif. — Corey Haim’s tragic death this week has been linked to an “illegal and massive prescription-drug ring” according to the Attorney General. The investigation is already underway.
On Friday, Jerry Brown, Attorney General stated, “Corey Haim’s death is yet another tragedy linked to the growing problem of prescription-drug abuse. This problem is increasingly linked to criminal organizations, like the illegal and massive prescription-drug ring under investigation.”
Even though the coroner has not ruled on what actually killed Haim on Wednesday, Brown’s office says Corey Haim’s death has already played a significant role in their continuing investigation into illegal prescriptions being used in and outside of the Los Angeles area.
An unauthorized prescription in Corey Haim’s name was found and it came from a batch of fraudulent prescription-drug pads that had been ordered from a vendor in San Diego.”
Brown said the illegal prescription drug ring uses stolen doctor’s identities to order prescription-drug pads and those prescription-drug pads are then used to write counterfeit prescriptions.
Brown stated, “The doctor whose name is printed on the form is often unaware that his or her identity has even been stolen and is being used for such purposes.”
Several prescription-drug bottles had been taken from Haim’s apartment, after he died, according to Los Angeles County Deputy Coroner, Ed Winter. The bottles were for Vicodin, Valium and Soma, but no tests have yet been carried out to verify what drugs were actually in those bottles.
San Franciscans keeping track of this story have learned that child star, Corey Haim, aged 38, died a few days ago. He had been suffering from flu-like symptoms and collapsed at his mother’s apartment. His mother had been told by the coroner’s office that he suffered from pulmonary congestion. The final report will take about six weeks.
San Franciscans loved Corey Haim for his roles in the movies The Lost Boys and Lucas. He became a teenage heart throb.
When it comes to being part of an illegal drug ring, however, many San Franciscans are not so sympathetic.
Margaret Davies, a native San Franciscan and frequent traveler, says, “I like him a lot, he was part of my teenage years, but if he was part of an illegal drug ring, well, that makes it harder to sympathize. Drug addiction was a big part of his life and was too for his colleague, Corey Feldman. At least Feldman got clean. For all his fame and fortune, which I guess he spent on drugs, when you think about it, Corey Haim really was a very ‘Lost Boy’ indeed”
And when it comes to travel, Haim’s body will be flown to Toronto, Canada. His mother, however, has appealed for donations to fly the body back and is selling Haim’s personal belongings on ebay to raise funds. She says the actor was broke. The appeal for donations is here.
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