Almost $1 Mill. Worth Of Cancer Medication Stolen From Semi

Posted at 3:04 PM, May 04, 2018
and last updated 2018-05-04 16:04:09-04

A semi truck full of medication for cancer patients was stolen from a Lewisburg truck stop.

The truck driver told police it happened at the Pilot Truck Stop on Lewisburg Highway around 8:30 p.m. He said he had stopped to get fuel, but when he returned from the store the truck was gone.

The vehicle belonged to Arman Transport from Louisville, KY and was en route to Dothan Alabama.

It was carrying two pallets of about1300 vials of Octagam, a medication used by cancer patients with an estimated value of $965,000.

Surveillance video shows what was believed to be a Red Volvo Semi truck and trailer followed the victim into the truck stop lot and a person got out of the Volvo and took the victims truck and trailer.

The Volvo and the stolen vehicle then headed South on Interstate 65. 

Police found the stolen truck and trailer in Giles County the next morning, but all of the medication had been removed.

Giles County Sheriff’s Department officials asked anyone who may have seen any suspicious activity on Thursday in the area of Frankewing around 9:30 p.m. to notify police.

They also asked anyone who may have seen another truck and trailer with the stolen one (pictured) to call the Sheriff's Department at 931-363-3505.

The investigation was ongoing with the assistance of several Federal agencies.