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Pharmacist Sentenced to Jail

| October 30, 2013

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PORTLAND, Maine (AP) – A former Maine pharmacist has been sentenced after pleading guilty to stealing prescription drugs.   Attorney General Janet Mills says 60-year-old John Underwood of Bath pleaded guilty and was sentenced to 14 days in jail in Cumberland County Superior Court this month to two counts of stealing drugs in connection with a series of thefts of the opiate painkiller Oxycodone and sleep aid Ambien from Mid Coast Hospital in Brunswick. Mills says Underwood was the pharmacy manager for 32 years and was stealing the drugs for personal use. The Maine Board of Pharmacy revoked Underwood’s license last year. According to his consent decree with the board, he stole a number of different drugs and ingested some of them while working.

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