A part-time pharmacy worker was arraigned on May 9 for the theft and possession of prescription drugs after a security guard working for the pharmacy alerted police about the suspected thefts. Police estimate the man stole approximately 150 pills over the course of three or four months and claim that the actions were captured by surveillance cameras situated inside the pharmacy. The man has since been charged with larceny from a building and possession of hydrocodone and alprazolam pills with intent to distribute.
According to the assistant district attorney, the defendant admitted the thefts to the security guard and to the police. Authorities also suspect the defendant to have sold the painkillers and antidepressants, although it was not clear if they know who purchased the drugs from him.
The court entered a not guilty plea at the arraignment, and the defendant's attorney insists that the defendant's statement to police is the only evidence that the prosecution has to substantiate their allegations of what exactly the defendant stole from the pharmacy. A bond of $500 was set for the defendant, which he is expected to post. The next hearing is scheduled for June 9.
If you are facing similar drug charges, it is important to remember that serious charges such as these require the help of a legal professional with years of experience helping people in your present predicament. Although every case is unique and no outcome can be predicted, an experienced legal professional may be able to successfully negotiate a drug diversion program for you in which the prosecutor would agree to reduce the charges against you in exchange for your successful completion of a substance abuse education program. This is just one of many options you should consider discussing with an attorney specializing in defending against drug crimes.
Source: The Sun Chronicle, "Attleboro pharmacy tech at CVS arrested for allegedly stealing prescription drugs" DAVID LINTON, May. 09, 2014