Man switches opioids with laxatives to catch pill stealing roommate

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FLORIDA (WFLA) — Jayme Ream had a feeling his roommate was stealing his prescription pills and he had a plan that no one else knew about. 

“After work Monday night, I went to Walmart, bought a camera and no one knew,” Ream says. “No one knew and I live with two other people.”

Ream wasn’t done. 

He wanted to teach a lesson to the crook that was stealing his medicine. 

“So, Monday night when I got the camera I also bought a bottle of ex-lax and I transferred the pain pills and moved the pain pills out and put the ex-lax in the other bottle,” Ream explains. “And put it in there for him to get.”

Ream’s roommate, 56-year-old Peter Emery Jr. took the bait. 

Family members say Emery has had a pill-popping problem for years and had recently completed his latest rehab program and was looking for a place to stay. He moved into a relative’s home, who shares the residence with Ream.  

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