Police arrest worker accused of stealing thousands of pills from pharmacy

Police arrest tech accused of stealing thousands of pills from pharmacy

GONZALES, LA (WAFB) - Gonzales Police say they have arrested a woman for allegedly stealing prescription drugs from the CVS pharmacy where she worked.

Officials booked Shantrell Landry, 35, of Convent, into the Ascension Parish Prison on charges of felony theft in excess of $750, distribution of Schedule II CDS and distribution of Schedule IV CDS. No bond was set.

Police Chief Sherman Jackson said officers were called out to the CVS on the corner of Airline Highway and Highway 44 after a worker conducted an audit and suspected Landry of stealing 6,000 Hydrocodone tablets and 700 Xanax pills. Jackson said Landry later confessed to stealing and selling the meds to 'street-level dealers.' Landry claimed she pocketed $20,000.

"It's unfortunate that you have somebody in that position to have access to those types of drugs and send it to a street-level dealer," said Jackson "We have to try and fight this and try to take a stance. We're not going to tolerate it and everybody who is involved in drugs they're going to jail."

The investigation is ongoing.

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