Pharmacist stole and diluted prescription drugs

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Innisfail:  A pharmacist at Innisfail Shopper’s Drug Mart has been arrested for stealing and diluting prescriptions.

She had been doing this  for over two years, and had previously been investigated by internal security personal for irregular practices.

Police say an estimated 14,000 pills of the pain killer Dilaudid are thought to have vanished from the pharmacy through the years.

Officials are pursuing charges of fraud and illegal possession of a narcotic. Investigations reveal that the pharmacist tampered with medication, removing 20% to 50% of the contents of some capsules before returning them to the shelf to be sold.