Pharmacist Arrested for Stealing Hundreds of Painkillers

A pharmacist was caught stealing around 600 Tylenol with codeine #3 tablets from his employer.

A pharmacist was caught stealing around 600 Tylenol with codeine #3 tablets from his employer.

Robert Aiken Stitt, who was working at a Rite Aid in Georgia, was arrested after a 3-week investigation by the state’s Drug and Narcotics Agency for taking the narcotics without a prescription, The Newnan Times-Herald reported.

After being confronted by agents, Stitt admitted to his employers that he had stolen around 600 tablets worth close to $300 since the summer of 2015.

Stitt’s modus operandi was to place the tablets in a vial with his wife’s name on it and attach an accompanying label.

He told investigators he was taking the opioids because of chronic back and leg pain, according to The Newnan Times-Herald.

Despite the fact Stitt told police that he did not have any other contraband to declare, officers found 7 Adipex-P pills in his pocket while he was being processed, as well as 2 Ziploc bags full of 30 valacyclovir tablets and 75 Tylenol with codeine #3 tablets in his lunch box.

This discovery led to a charge of crossing the guard line with drugs, The Newnan Times-Herald reported.

After posting a $7500 bond, Stitt was released from jail on December 14, 2015.

Around this time last year, 2 employees at a different Rite Aid in Georgia were arrested for stealing prescription medications from their own pharmacy.