Friday, June 19, 2015
The Powers of Drug Abuse
"A prominent Cape Cod woman who formerly served as the chief financial officer at the Woods Hole Research Center and the International Fund for Animal Welfare has been charged with stealing prescription medications from the children of a family that rented a house she owns. Melanie Powers was released on personal recognizance after pleading not guilty Thursday in Barnstable District Court to five counts of larceny of a controlled substance. The Cape Cod Times reported that the mother of the children from whom the medications were allegedly stolen became suspicious and caught Powers, 57, on video. The drugs stolen included oxycodone, morphine, Ketamine, Dilaudid, and diazepam n(AP)."