Pharmacist admits to stealing drugs at work for his own use

FRANKFORT, Ky. (WTVQ) – A pharmacist struck a plea deal with federal prosecutors after admitting he stole drugs at work for his own use, according to court documents.

Daniel F. Justin pleaded guilty Tuesday to a charge of improperly obtaining a controlled substance, according to court documents.

He took pain pills and other drugs between June and August 2020 while working as a “floater” pharmacist at several CVS stores, including in Lexington, Versailles, Frankfort and Richmond, according to his plea agreement.

In some cases, Justin stole pills while filling legitimate prescriptions, according to court documents.  He would fill the necessary amount for the customer, but then take extra drugs from the stock bottle and hide them, according to the plea agreement.

As part of his plea deal, he agreed to give up his federal registration to prescribe controlled substances, according to court documents.

He faces up to four years in federal prison.

He is scheduled to be sentenced October 12, 2021 at 4:00 p.m. in federal court in Frankfort, according to court documents.

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