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No pills, no proof, no police report.

"Someone who calls in and says they have lost or had their medication stolen, we won't take a report unless we're absolutely sure that there was a crime that was committed," First Sergeant Michael Baylous with the West Virginia State Police said. 

Baylous says it's the new procedure for West Virginia State Police in response to the our region's prescription pill epidemic.

"Doctors out there, that they were seeing, were telling them, 'Just go get you a police report and we'll give you a refill,'" Baylous said.

Law enforcement officials want to stress that if anyone is caught providing false information for any reason, especially to get pills, there will be consequences.

"Its a misdemeanor to give a West Virginia State Trooper false information," Baylous said.  "Then of course, our investigators are going to dig a little deep and you never know what they might find."