October 8, 2013

Report shows over 2,000 lortabs taken from CVS pharmacy in last year

The Express-Star


More than 2,384 Lortab pain killers have gone missing from a Chickasha CVS pharmacy over the course of this last year.

Chickasha Police said a CVS loss prevention  manager said they have interviewed all of the employees working now at that CVS, but don't believe, based on the interviews, that any of those employees could have taken the pills.

"David  Welsh ( CVS loss prevention manager) said based on the interviews they didn't believe anyone (they interviewed) was involved," said Chickasha police officer Joel Hendrix. "David does believe there may be ex-employees who could've taken some, but this amount of loss is more than normal."

Welsh said he installed hidden security cameras in the pharmacy earlier in the year, but no one was caught taking any of the pills on film.

Hendrix said Welsh and CVS did a count of the prescription pills a year ago, and it is possible some of the pills have just went missing over time.

The report states the value of the prescription pain killers taken from CVS were worth about $500, which could yield a grand larceny indictment should someone be charged with the thefts.