Monday, September 28, 2009

Dealer or No Dealer

I began to suspect that something was a little odd when I found random dollar bills stuffed in every nook and cranny of the patient's purse.  Singles, fives, fifties, and hundreds, wedged in between retail cards, receipts, and even in the lining of the badly worn fabric.

The patient, found initially unresponsive at the side of the road, insisted that we lock everything up.  The only problem: we weren't sure if we could find it all.  The cash was stuffed everywhere.

In total, almost a thousand dollars found mostly in small bills, 17 credit cards, and two recently-filled bottles of prescription pain medication missing far too many pills.  Initially, we were concerned about ingestion, but a negative tox screen quickly and unsurprisingly confirmed where all that money had likely come from.

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