Okotoks pharmacist charged with drug trafficking

By rdnewsNOW
December 7, 2017 - 6:08am

OKOTOKS- RCMP have laid charges against an area pharmacist following an investigation into shortages of narcotics.

In October, RCMP in Okotoks were contacted by loss prevention officers from a local Safeway and made aware that a significant amount of narcotics had been diverted from the pharmacy.

Officers investigated and examined pharmacy records which showed that over 33,000 tablets of narcotics were stolen from the pharmacy by an employee over a five year period.

Leanne Rogalsky, 52, of Calgary has been charged with Fraud over $5000, Theft over $5000, Breach of Trust, 15 counts of Trafficking a controlled substance and 15 offences contrary to the Narcotics Control Regulations.

She's alleged to have been creating fake patients and logging fake prescriptions under their name, then taking the narcotics from the Safeway Pharmacy.

The offences are alleged to have taken place from August 1st, 2012 to October 13th, 2017.

Rogalsky appears in Okotoks Provincial Court on December 22.

(Gary McKinnon)

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