PULASKI, Tenn. (KDKA) — Almost $1 million worth of medication used by cancer patients was stolen from a truck in Tennessee last week.
The Giles County Sheriff’s Department says that deputies were sent to a truck stop last Thursday for a report that an 18-wheeler and its cargo had been stolen.
The driver of the 18-wheeler got out of his vehicle to get fuel and go into the truck stop store. When he came back out, the truck was gone.
According to the investigation, a red Volvo semi-truck and trailer had followed the 18-wheeler into the truck stop lot, and surveillance video shows that a passenger in the Volvo semi-truck got out, got into the 18-wheeler and drove off. The Volvo semi-truck followed.
The stolen 18-wheeler was hauling more than 1,000 vials of Octagam, a medication used by cancer patients. The sheriff’s department says the medication has an estimated total value of $965,000.
Officials say the stolen truck and trailer were found the next morning, but the medication was gone.
The investigation is ongoing.