Oklahoma Pharmacist Arrested for Embezzling Oxycodone

November 19, 2014
Meghan Ross, Associate Editor

Some pharmacists feel tired after being on their feet all day and never getting a chance to sit down. To ease the annoyance of standing all day, one pharmacist in Broken Arrow, Oklahoma, allegedly took matters into his own hands.

Pharmacists, like anyone, can experience pain and discomfort from being on their feet all day and not getting a chance to sit down. One pharmacist in Broken Arrow, Oklahoma, allegedly took matters into his own hands.

Zachary David Curry has been accused of embezzling oxycodone from 2 pharmacy locations while working at Walgreens. His reasoning? He claims he needed the drugs because he “stands on his feet 10-12 hours a day while working.”

After being taken to a Tulsa jail, the 30-year-old pharmacist was released on a $2000 bond November 18, 2014, according to Tulsa World.

A Walgreens district manager had informed a Broken Arrow Police Department officer that 2 locations where Curry worked had a “discrepancy” in the amount of oxycodone stocked, according to Tulsa World.

The manager suspected that a pharmacist had committed theft of the drugs at the first location, so he had Curry transferred to a second Walgreens, which also saw a strange discrepancy in the amount of oxycodone stocked.

Curry admitted to the thefts, which took place over the last 9 months, but he claimed he never embezzled the drugs while at work and never sold them, according to his arrest report.