Friday, March 23, 2007

Pill Poppin' Bus Driver

Cops: Bus driver bought drugs from a student

A Northeastern Transit Inc. bus driver faces charges of buying prescription drugs several times last month from a 16-year-old student he drove daily to an alternative school in South Scranton.

Robert W. Griffith, 67, of 3901 Wylam Ave., Moosic, told investigators he never used the medications he bought from the boy, whom he said he felt sorry for and was trying to impress the teenager as “a big guy,” police said.

The boy told police Mr. Griffith asked him in February to find him drugs. Over the course of the month, the driver allegedly paid him numerous times for Xanax and Seroquel that the boy took from his mother. Xanax is an anti-anxiety drug; Seroquel is used to treat bipolar disorder.

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