Kansas pharmacy tech sentenced to probation for stealing drugs

December 11, 2018 - 2:40 pm

A 37-year-old former pharmacy technician at the University of Kansas Hospital was placed on probation for stealing drugs from the hospital.

Federal prosecutors say Heydon White, of Stilwell, admitted that he stole the painkiller fentanyl from cabinets at the hospital. He was responsible for stocking the computerized cabinets and removing expired medication for disposal.

Prosecutors say White was caught after an internal audit showed he handled a high number of intravenous bags containing the drug and saline.

White was also ordered Monday to pay $4,300 in restitution.

The Kansas Board of Pharmacy revoked White's license. Prosecutors said the board cited the theft of 483 bags of fentanyl.


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