Two Campbellsville residents have been arrested for obtaining and distributing prescription drugs under false pretenses. Investigators say the pair illegally distributed more than a thousand Suboxone tablets.
Steve Davis, Inspector General for the Kentucky Cabinet for Health and Family Services, says Suboxone is used to wean addicts off of opiates, but it still has addictive qualities.
"It is itself an opiate, but it's a partial antagonist, which means it doesn't have the full effect that a full-fledged opiate would have," Davis told WKU Public Radio. "One of the primary differences is that it doesn't cause respiratory distress when it's over-utilized."