December 13th, 2017

RCMP arrest pharmacist for trafficking after 33,000 narcotics tablets stolen


By The Canadian Press on December 6, 2017.

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 $5000, theft over $5000, 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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