Phar­ma­cist charged over stolen nar­cotics

Regina Leader-Post - - CITY + REGION -

OKO­TOKS, ALTA. A phar­ma­cist in south­ern Al­berta has been charged with drug traf­fick­ing af­ter thou­sands of nar­cotics tablets were stolen.

RCMP say of­fi­cials at a Safe­way in Oko­toks con­tacted po­lice about miss­ing drugs.

In­ves­ti­ga­tors re­viewed the phar­macy’s records and de­ter­mined that 33,000 tablets of nar­cotics were taken over a five-year pe­riod.

Po­lice be­lieve a sus­pect created fake pa­tients and logged fake pre­scrip­tions, then took the nar­cotics from Safe­way’s phar­macy.

Leanne Ro­gal­sky, who is 52, is charged with fraud over $5,000, theft over $5,000, breach of trust, 15 counts of traf­fick­ing a con­trolled sub­stance and other of­fences.

Ro­gal­sky has been re­leased from cus­tody and is to ap­pear in Oko­toks provin­cial court on Dec. 22.

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