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Ex-BOP Pharmacist Sentenced for Stealing Drugs

The former chief pharmacist at the Federal Correctional Institution (FCI) in Fairton, New Jersey has admitted to stealing more than $7,000 worth of drugs, needles and other supplies from the prison’s pharmacy.

Brian Walters, 47, pleaded guilty on August 17, 2010 to charges of theft of government property after an investigation by the Department of Justice’s Office of Inspector General discovered that he stole nalbuphine hydrochloride, a narcotic pain killer, from FCI Fairton’s pharmacy from July 2008 to July 2009. He also stole other drug paraphenalia.

Walters, an employee of the U.S. Public Health Service, had worked at FCI Fairton since 1991. He was sentenced on December 1, 2010 to a three-year term of probation, $7,041.44 in restitution and a $1,000 fine. See: United States v. Walters, U.S.D.C. (D. NJ), Case No. 1:10-cr-00550-JEI.

Sources: The Daily Journal, U.S. Attorney press release

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