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Pharmacist accused of stealing pills from Rogersville Walgreens

There are 48 comments on the www.timesnews.net story from Sep 10, 2008, titled Pharmacist accused of stealing pills from Rogersville Walgreens. In it, www.timesnews.net reports that:

A Rogersville Walgreens pharmacist was charged with misdemeanor theft earlier this week after a store security officer allegedly caught him stealing prescription painkillers.

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WTF

Dillon, SC

#1 Sep 10, 2008
All he's being charged with is theft?What about obtaining narcotics by way of fraud?Possesion of a controlled substance?If Joe Citizen did the same thing the charges would be a lot more than theft.This is ridiculous,if he stole the drugs and he admitted he did then it would stand to reason he was in possesion and had no prescription.This is utterly bovine fecal matter.

“Here I am, entertain me!”

Since: May 08

rogersville

#2 Sep 10, 2008
WTF wrote:
All he's being charged with is theft?What about obtaining narcotics by way of fraud?Possesion of a controlled substance?If Joe Citizen did the same thing the charges would be a lot more than theft.This is ridiculous,if he stole the drugs and he admitted he did then it would stand to reason he was in possesion and had no prescription.This is utterly bovine fecal matter.
I agree! Have not been able to conclude if this is the same guy who was working last week when my dad medicine labels got switched w/ another lady's.
maybe he was medicated when he made that mistake!

“Live Like There's No Tomorrow ”

Since: Jul 08

Somewhere Around Here

#3 Sep 10, 2008
badbabe wrote:
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I agree! Have not been able to conclude if this is the same guy who was working last week when my dad medicine labels got switched w/ another lady's.
maybe he was medicated when he made that mistake!
I greed with you and just told the story about Med.C. on main st. that settled for $10 grand. This happeneds all the time. very Sad by
but true.
concerned customer

Tickfaw, LA

#4 Sep 11, 2008
Better Days wrote:
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I greed with you and just told the story about Med.C. on main st. that settled for $10 grand. This happeneds all the time. very Sad by
but true.
Now WHO & WHAT about Med. C. on Main St? Tell me more PLEASE..

“Live Like There's No Tomorrow ”

Since: Jul 08

Somewhere Around Here

#5 Sep 11, 2008
concerned customer wrote:
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Now WHO & WHAT about Med. C. on Main St? Tell me more PLEASE..
They jerked the whole thread about it "Welmount" and that Dr. stuff last week.
i got to go right now but will get back to you in a little and give you the inf. you want.
Observer

Chatsworth, GA

#6 Sep 11, 2008
This is such BS that they are accepting his story that he took 200 hydrocodone pills for personal use. That stuff is the same as heroine. A hydrocodone pill can be sold on the street for $50 or more if you recut it.

This guy was a drug dealer, not a petty thief, and he should have been charged as such.
funny lady

Roy, WA

#7 Sep 11, 2008
This guy got off easy, if it had been someone else, not a pharmacist, they would have had a list of felony charges, and not just a simple misdemeanor. I think since he held a title such as a pharmacist, he should be held more accountable than what he is. I don't understand why the charges are so small, he had taken alot of medication. How many times had this person done this? I really find it hard to believe that the District Attorneys office would only place small charges on him. There are alot of people in jail right now, that have had less drugs on them and have recieved bigger charges. This is just another case of special treatment to people who have more money and mean to do, than others. The laws work differently for the rich and titled.

Since: Sep 08

United States

#8 Sep 11, 2008
If that was any of us they'd throw us under the jail and we'd never see light of day again. This is just plain wrong spelled with a capital P.
mes

Nashville, TN

#9 Sep 11, 2008
"Observer" your a idiot the most you can get outta a hydro is $10 where do you buy your pills from someones ripping your ass big i bet that shits gapped
funny lady

United States

#10 Sep 12, 2008
true a hydro is about 10 dollars, if someone is desperate, and if you are paying 10 you are getting ripped off too.....hahahahahha, they go for 6 at some places............cha ching
Rogersville with love

Kingsport, TN

#11 Sep 12, 2008
A drug dealing (stealing) pharmacist and a married (to another educator) teacher (elementary school) screwing a politician. What a place to raise our kids. Gotta love it.
The REAL Big Dog

Oak Grove, KY

#12 Sep 13, 2008
Rogersville with love wrote:
A drug dealing (stealing) pharmacist and a married (to another educator) teacher (elementary school) screwing a politician. What a place to raise our kids. Gotta love it.
Youjust described Hawkins County! One thing you forgot, the County Commissioners that raise taxes every year because they NEVER have enough money for a new jail that wasn't inspected before they bought it, a new school for 30 to 50 students, new bleachers for the high schools, and a wheel tax that was going to disapper when these high schools were paid for! A wheel tax that was voted down but was put in place anyway. If local government is like this just think what the federal government is like!

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Since: May 08

rogersville

#13 Sep 13, 2008
if I were to go into a pharmacy w/ fake script, or some other scheme to get myself a few hundred hydros I would get 3 years in prison ay 30%! about a years time in jail!

the reason he is only being charged misdemeanor is so that he can KEEP HIS LISCENSE!

the charges are up to the District Attorney, we should all call and complain about this!!

this is absurd, he is a drug dealer/addict just anybody else he just had easier access to his drugs!

and here is a thought for everyone on this subject, if you have tn care and you get pain killers tn care will only pay for 40 pain pills monthly, and if you are perscribed more than 40 you must pay for them in cash. if you do not have the cash then you cannot get the other pain pills, you cannot wait until payday or until you need them. if not paid for all at one time they are lost to you.
this new state law leaves the door open for the employees of the pharmacy to purchase the pain pills themself and record it as if the actual client purchased the pills and never get caught. This law puts more pills on the street! The only way they will get caught is if they steal the pills and do not pay, it will be found with the inventory and money reports!

our law makers are not thinkers!!
Voice of Truth

Chatsworth, GA

#14 Sep 13, 2008
I know of lots of "good church going" people who have pain pill prescriptions and ALL of them sell some or all of their pills to get a little money on the side. None of them feel guilty about this at all, they feel entitled for TennCare to buy their narcotics and for them to sell them to others.

It's disgusting and one of the reasons the church going people around here piss me off. I even know of two pastors who sell drugs. And now pharmacists? The corruption in this town is unbelievable. These people think they are among the saved elect going to heaven? What a joke. Every last person with a hand in this corruption will be cast into the hellfire to burn.
Outskirts of Town

Columbia, TN

#15 Sep 13, 2008
I'm not sure, only a rumor we heard but this isn't the 1st time he has been in trouble for this. Heard, again rumor this happend to him in Greeneville also some time ago.. If this is a 2nd offense there should be no question of higher charges and license being pulled.
We even have a suspicion that our last meds that were filled, the count was off. One was a pain med and after seeing this topic and hearing about it made us look and count. The quanity and days left just isnt adding up and they have been kept locked up. No way to prove it but from now on definatly will count them ourselves in everything we get to be sure we have what we are prescribed and having to pay for. Our bad for being so trusting I guess.

“Here I am, entertain me!”

Since: May 08

rogersville

#16 Sep 13, 2008
Outskirts of Town wrote:
I'm not sure, only a rumor we heard but this isn't the 1st time he has been in trouble for this. Heard, again rumor this happend to him in Greeneville also some time ago.. If this is a 2nd offense there should be no question of higher charges and license being pulled.
We even have a suspicion that our last meds that were filled, the count was off. One was a pain med and after seeing this topic and hearing about it made us look and count. The quanity and days left just isnt adding up and they have been kept locked up. No way to prove it but from now on definatly will count them ourselves in everything we get to be sure we have what we are prescribed and having to pay for. Our bad for being so trusting I guess.
make sure you go into the store and count them right there in front of an employee or they will not take your word for it! I know from experience!
medical center shorted me on meds one month, I was taking a pill for my stomach and without the med. I could not eat, one month I was short 3 pills an that was 3 days of throwing up and pain, so next month I counted and was short again and when I went in and asked for the pills they did not believe me! It wasn't even narcotic!
sheesh

Gatlinburg, TN

#17 Sep 13, 2008
badbabe wrote:
if I were to go into a pharmacy w/ fake script, or some other scheme to get myself a few hundred hydros I would get 3 years in prison ay 30%! about a years time in jail!
the reason he is only being charged misdemeanor is so that he can KEEP HIS LISCENSE!
the charges are up to the District Attorney, we should all call and complain about this!!
this is absurd, he is a drug dealer/addict just anybody else he just had easier access to his drugs!
and here is a thought for everyone on this subject, if you have tn care and you get pain killers tn care will only pay for 40 pain pills monthly, and if you are perscribed more than 40 you must pay for them in cash. if you do not have the cash then you cannot get the other pain pills, you cannot wait until payday or until you need them. if not paid for all at one time they are lost to you.
this new state law leaves the door open for the employees of the pharmacy to purchase the pain pills themself and record it as if the actual client purchased the pills and never get caught. This law puts more pills on the street! The only way they will get caught is if they steal the pills and do not pay, it will be found with the inventory and money reports!
our law makers are not thinkers!!
They will get an indictment against him for the felony chgs, wait and see.

I takes time to set this up, he will be facing major charges. They just did the misd. arrest to have reason to get him in the system.

“Here I am, entertain me!”

Since: May 08

rogersville

#18 Sep 13, 2008
sheesh wrote:
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They will get an indictment against him for the felony chgs, wait and see.
I takes time to set this up, he will be facing major charges. They just did the misd. arrest to have reason to get him in the system.
law & order does not apply in Rogersville, the only charges he will get are what he is charged with, they cannot charge him for the same crime 2 times!!

wanna bet that all he gets is the misdemeanor? Like Mike Rogan, a fine, and back to work!
chris

Maryville, TN

#19 Sep 13, 2008
badbabe wrote:
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law & order does not apply in Rogersville, the only charges he will get are what he is charged with, they cannot charge him for the same crime 2 times!!
wanna bet that all he gets is the misdemeanor? Like Mike Rogan, a fine, and back to work!
i dont know what the end result will be but charges can always be upgraded.

“Live Like There's No Tomorrow ”

Since: Jul 08

Somewhere Around Here

#20 Sep 13, 2008
badbabe wrote:
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law & order does not apply in Rogersville, the only charges he will get are what he is charged with, they cannot charge him for the same crime 2 times!!
wanna bet that all he gets is the misdemeanor? Like Mike Rogan, a fine, and back to work!
Right! They can't prosecute you twice for the same charge, but he can and will be charged for additional charge's and more than likely be will be much more server.
They have 11 month's and 29 day's to do so and my understanding up to four year's if it falls under a certain type of felony charge with it possibly being a Federal Crime.

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