I'm not sure if I need to get a lawyer or go to the cops. I have a back injury and take medicine for it. My husband has went and stole all my medicine. At first I was not sure so I started counting them and got tops that show when they were last opened. But I just got them filed on April 20 and he has taken everyone that I have left. Both of the medicine is a controlled substance one is opana and one is Percocet. I need him out the house since worried if he will destroy everything or steal it all. My son leaves in the house but he is only my biological child so I do not have to worry about that. Right now I am basically bed ridden since it hurts to move because of what he did.
If your husband, or anyone else, is stealing your prescribed medications, you need to call the police and report this. The police report might help you to get another prescription from your doctor so that you do not have to go an entire month without your medication. Having your husband removed from the home is another issue entirely and you may want to speak with an attorney concerning your rights to the home and if you have any right to evict him.
Without any real history, I would be careful with what you do right now because it sounds like you are in a great deal of pain and taking some gnarly pain meds. You did not indicate why your husband was taking your pain meds, nor did you indicate why you want him out of the house. When people are on pain pills and in a lot of pain, they are subject to a great deal of stress. I doubt seriously that your husband is actually "stealing" your pain pills as you have not indicated that he has an addiction, history of prescription drug abuse, or history of trafficking narcotics. I think we all tend to jump to that conclusion most often, but the facts you have laid out do not speak to that. About ten years ago I had shoulder reconstruction when I was in the military and my wife "stole" all of my vicodin because she thought I was taking too much, and although I never even finished two (2) bottles of it before this all started, it could have been misconstrued as theft. Before you open Pandora's box of domestic violence or criminal action, I suggest you let yourself heal up and finish treatment.
If your husband is stealing your medication, you should report this to the police. Keep in mind, however, that calling the police will almost certainly get him charged with pretty serious crimes. Best of luck.
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