Pharmaceuticals FTL Theft

Pharmaceuticals FTL Theft

Intelligence & Response Manager
Intelligence & Response Manager

Overhaul recommends companies take advantage of real time transportation visibility platforms that can aid in awareness of your cargo’s location and the recovery of stolen cargo as one part of a layered security program that includes best practices and minimum standards when it comes to driver and carrier conduct and operations.

Date: 01/02/2024
Location: United States (Kentucky, Ohio)

Incident: FTL Pharmaceutical Theft


Through communication with intelligence sharing partner
PCSC, Overhaul has learned of a full truckload theft of
pharmaceuticals on Tuesday, December 26th.


Between 2130 and 2200 on the date in question, the tractor
and trailer containing the pharmaceuticals was stolen from the
Flying J truck stop on SR41 in Jeffersonville, OH, with the
original tractor being located approximately 11 miles away.
The trailer and cargo are still missing.


Despite the load being scheduled as a dual driver load, only
one driver arrived to pick up the cargo, which allowed for the
shipment to be left stationary and unattended in one of the
most notorious truck stops for cargo theft in the United States.
The driver is cooperating with law enforcement. Additionally,
the trailer was solid white with no markings, making remarking
an easy task and the trailer difficult to track by description or
photo alone. The trailer and identifying markings are pictured
below.

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Lost in the theft were approximately 20 pallets of various
pharmaceuticals, the original BoL with specific medications is
in the possession of law enforcement.


If you have any information on this load, the missing trailer, or
products, please contact the Fayette County Sheriff’s Office –
Deputy Gage Martin was the responding officer (Police Report
SO-232011). Also involved in this investigation is the
Kentucky State Police Cargo Theft Unit, CI Analyst – Gary
Thomas (859) 293-4538 [email protected].


Overhaul recommends companies take advantage of real
time transportation visibility platforms that can aid in
awareness of your cargo’s location and the recovery of stolen
cargo as one part of a layered security program that includes
best practices and minimum standards when it comes to
driver and carrier conduct and operations.


The Overhaul LE Connect network provides law enforcement
in the area with all the pertinent details needed to facilitate
recovery within minutes of a confirmed theft. It is
recommended for drivers to stay vigilant and avoid leaving
their vehicles unattended for any amount of time.

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