Pharmaceuticals/Pharmacists/Physicians

November 21, 2019

Chicago pharmacy technician sentenced to five years in prison for stealing opioids and selling them for profit

CHICAGO — A former technician at a Chicago pharmacy has been sentenced to five years in federal prison for stealing thousands of pills of hydrocodone and selling them for a profit.

Elizabeth Cruz worked at Allcare Discount Pharmacy, located in the 2700 block of West North Avenue in Chicago. From October 2015 to December 2017, Cruz and a co-defendant, Jacqueline Green, conspired to steal approximately 56,108 pills of hydrocodone and sell them outside the pharmacy. Cruz and Green received at least $10,800 in proceeds from the sale of the stolen pills. 

October 18, 2018

Two South Denver pharmacists plead guilty to felony charges of illegally distributing opioids

DENVER – Stanley (Stan) G. Callas, age 66, of Parker, and Scott Alan Eskanos, age 63, of Highlands Ranch, pled guilty today before Senior U.S. District Court Judge Robert E. Blackburn to charges related to the illegal dispensing and distribution of controlled substances, U.S. Attorney Bob Troyer and DEA Denver Division Special Agent in Charge Tim McDermott announced. Both defendants are scheduled to be sentenced by Judge Blackburn on March 14, 2019.

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