Two underage models are attacked, raped and killed. The detectives identify the background details of the modeling business.
Did You Know?
Benzedrine was the brand name for an amphetamine-class stimulant that was comprised of 50% levoamphetamine and 50% dextroamphetamine. When it was first released in 1933 it could be purchased without a prescription and was used for a number of things including as a nasal decongestant (a capsule with a strip soaked in Benzedrine rolled inside was used as a type of inhaler), it was also used to treat narcolepsy, obesity, hypotension, low libido and chronic pain. It was also used by soldiers in World War II, Korea and Vietnam who were on night missions to help them remain awake and alert. During the late 1940's and early 1950's doctors started seeing more and more cases of amphetamines being abused and people becoming addicted to them. As a result Benzedrine, and all amphetamines, were made prescription only drugs in 1959. Illicit Benzedrine used continued well into the 1990's until the drug was discontinued since other drugs that were safer and had no narcotic effect were discovered to treat many of the conditions that Benzedrine was used for. In modern medicine amphetamines are strictly regulated, they are schedule II controlled substances (the most strictly regulated class of medications that are controlled substances), meaning you need the original hard-copy of the prescription (can't be called or faxed in) and the prescription can't have any refills. Since amphetamines became controlled substances in the 1970's they have usually only been prescribed to treat ADHD, severe obesity where surgery and diet don't work and narcolepsy. See more
A case where someone stole a doctor's identity, medical license and DEA license would not be the jurisdiction of local police like the NYPD. Medical practitioners (doctors, dentists, physician assistants, nurse practitioners ect.) don't automatically have the privilege to prescribe all drugs. A medical license gives practitioners authority to prescribe any drug that is not a controlled substance. A practitioner needs to get a separate license from the DEA (Drug Enforcement Administration) in order to have the authority to prescribe medications that are controlled substances, like in this case Benzedrine. So if someone were unlawfully prescribing controlled substances by stealing a medical practitioner's identity to fraudulently use that practitioner's DEA license that crime would be investigated by the DEA and prosecuted by the U.S. Attorney's office, not NYPD narcotics and the New York County DA's office. See more
Det. Elliot Stabler
[about Theresa Burgess' friend
You want to know what drugs she's taking? You want to know if she's sexually active?
This girl's gonna know 'cause girlfriends have no secrets.
Det. Elliot Stabler
Sounds like a song.
References Law & Order