West Virginia has been one of the hardest-hit states in the current U.S. opioid epidemic.
In the past two years, 780 million painkillers (specifically hydrocodone and oxycodone) were shipped to the state. More than 1,700 people in West Virginia died after overdosing on painkillers during that time, the Charleston Gazette-Mail reports.
The shipments varied wildly by pharmacy. One store received 600 times as many pills as the Rite-Aid a few blocks away.