Tracking addiction

Twenty years ago, Oklahoma was the first in the nation to monitor federally controlled prescription drugs, inspiring other states to implement similar databases to track down people who are “doctor shopping,” a state narcotics official said.

It was that program that helped net former Oklahoma State University basketball coach Sean Sutton, who was arrested recently and charged Feb. 16 with four drug-related felonies, said Mark Woodward, Oklahoma Bureau of Narcotics and Dangerous Drugs Control.

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