WARSAW, Ind. (WANE) A woman admitted to police that she’d been stealing hydrocodone pills from a Warsaw pharmacy for her own use and to sell to help pay her bills. She also told police she had given some of the pills to her mom to sell and the mom would give the cash back to the daughter.
According to Warsaw police, officers were called to the CVS located at 100 N. Detroit Street at 9:00 pm on Sunday on a report that an employee had been stealing drugs. The CVS loss prevention person and police determined that between 8,000 and 9,000 10 mg hydrocodone pills had been stolen over the past 18 months by pharmacy assistant Laura Hughes, 21, of Warsaw. Hughes told officers that she had taken about half the pills and sold the other half for $5.00 a pill. When police took Hughes into custody she had 189 pills on her and she told police that she had taken six during her shift.
Police also determined that Hughes had given many of the pills to her mother, Jeannine Hart, 44, also of Warsaw and she had told them in order to provide cash for her daughter.
Hughes was taken into custody and booked into the Kosciusko County Jail on a level two (2) felony charge of; dealing in a schedule I, II, III controlled substance; and with level six (6) felony theft. Hart was booked on; level 2 felony charge of dealing in a schedule I, II, III controlled substance.