Pharmacist charged over stolen narcotics
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.