Federal agencies and local police are investigating the theft of nearly $1 million worth of cancer treatment drugs that happened at a Pilot Travel Center in Tennessee.
The incident happened around 8 p.m. yesterday at the Pilot off of I-65 in Giles County, according to reporting from WSMV.
The Giles County Sheriff’s Department says that a truck driver who was hauling two pallets of the cancer drugs from Kentucky to Dothan, Alabama, stopped at the truck stop for fuel. When the truck driver went inside the truck stop to pay for the fuel, police say that someone believed to have been previously traveling in a red Volvo 18-wheeler stole his truck and drove it back onto the interstate.
Police later found the truck abandoned in Frankewing, Tennessee, but the pallets of medication were missing and the tracking device on the drugs was destroyed.
The drugs were valued at almost $1 million.
The Department of Homeland Security and the FBI have joined the Giles County Sheriff’s Office in the investigation into the theft.
Authorities believe that the drug thieves could be headed south and noted that there are other cases of black market drugs being sold out of Florida to other countries.