Fulton police: Arrest made in prescription drug burglaries

by Andrew Henderson

A Fulton resident has been accused of stealing prescription medication at a local apartment complex he works for, according to Fulton police.

Shane M. Merritt, 29, of Holly Drive, was arrested  following an investigation into several reports of missing prescription medication at Holly Garden Apartments at 828 Holly Drive in Fulton.

According to police, Merritt lives and works as a maintenance man at Holly Garden Apartments. He allegedly used his master keys to enter various tenants’ apartments while they were away.

Once inside, Merritt reportedly stole several bottles of prescription medication.

In court documents, Merritt said he became addicted to the medication following a car accident.

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