POMEROY — A local pharmacy technician was arrested on Thursday morning after admitting to agents with the Ohio State Board of Pharmacy that she stole hydrocodone from the pharmacy where she worked.
Stacy A. Hawk, 33, was arrested by the Pomeroy Police Department after prescription drugs were found inside her vehicle.
Hawk was booked into the Middleport Jail on felony charges of possession of drugs.
Following Hawk’s arrest, the Ohio State Board of Pharmacy, assisted by the Middleport Police Department and the Meigs County Sheriff’s Office, served a search warrant on Hawk’s residence in the 600 block of Grant Street in Middleport. The search warrant yielded the recovery of prescription drugs, weapons, and drug paraphernalia from the home.
Hawk’s boyfriend Tony Robinson, 36, who was at the home during the search warrant, was arrested for trafficking in drugs and possession of drugs.
According to a media release sent by the Ohio State Board of Pharmacy, the agency began its investigation after receiving information from an investigator with the Pomeroy Police Department. The information stated that the pharmacy Hawk worked at was experiencing significant losses of various strengths of hydrocodone tablets.
The investigation will be presented to the Meigs County Prosecutor’s Office for additional charges.