Drug Rep Arrested, Charged With Stealing Pills From Pharmacy

Drug Rep Arrested, Charged With Stealing Pills From Pharmacy

August 24th, 2011 // 12:34 pm @

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A Fort Smith pharmaceuticals salesman was arrested Monday and charged with theft of a controlled substance from a building, police said.

Robert Douglas Wyatt was arrested Monday afternoon at National Family Pharmacy, on Dodson Avenue in Fort Smith. When police arrived, Wyatt was on the floor crying and talking to the store’s owner, Jeff Fenwick, according to the police report.

According to police, Fenwick told police that one of his employees noticed that, earlier in the day, Wyatt had been in an area of the pharmacy where he is not usually allowed. Fenwick said reviewed the store’s security video and saw Wyatt take bottles of pills from behind the counter, police said.

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Fenwick said he then called Wyatt and told him to bring the pills back. When Wyatt returned to the store, Fenwick called police.

“I asked Mr. Fenwick what Mr. Wyatt was doing in the back behind the counter and he stated that Mr. Wyatt was a Drug Rep. and it was usual for him to be back with the workers behind the counter. He also stated that he was friends and had known Mr. Wyatt for a long time,” said Fort Smith Police Officer Galen Irvin in his report.

Irvin said Wyatt told him that “he was at the store and was behind the counter and had taken a bottle of oxycodone pills. He stated that he had taken 3 pills from the bottle and ingested them earlier at about 3:30 p.m.”

Fenwick told police that Wyatt had taken approximately 900 oxycodone pills total — 700, 30mg pills and 200 15mg pills. Fenwick stated that he would have to do a complete inventory of the store’s stock to determine if anything else had been taken.


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