How did OBriens get such a sweetheart deal? It could be because OBriens contributes to Saratoga County Sheriff James D. Bowens re-election campaign. In 2005, the amount contribute by OBriens was $1,100.
Jack Murray, Saratoga County auditor, said his staff checks the bills submitted by OBrien, stating that they rarely find an overcharge and sometimes find undercharges. However, they are checking against a policy that may allow overcharging in general.
Bowen said OBriens is used because it is close to the jail and able to make quick deliveries. However, he said he would look into the possibility of putting the prescription drug purchases out on bid.
If there is a way to save money, Ill have to talk with Larry [Cleveland, Sheriff of Warren County], said Bowen.
County Administrator David Wickerman also said he would look into the possibility of bidding on the prescription drugs.
Source: The Saratogian.
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