MOULTRIE — A man and woman accused of stealing prescription medications from a Moultrie pharmacy where they were employed were arrested Tuesday.
Little information was available on Wednesday. The medications allegedly stolen were different and Moultrie police gave a different time frame for the thefts.
Both worked at Rite Aid, 305 Sixth St. S.E., at the time the reported thefts occurred, according to Moultrie Police Department reports.
Police charged Jack Edward Funderburk, 69, 19 Old Tram Road, who was a pharmacist at the time, with unauthorized distribution.
Carole Nesmith Reynolds, 54, 828 Hwy. 111, a pharmacy tech, was charged with sale, distribution, or possession of dangerous drugs.
Funderburk is accused of stealing Acetaminophen-Codeine #3 from the store in October, police said. Acetaminophen is the active ingredient in Tylenol and codeine is a narcotic pain reliever.
“He was observed on video taking these pills multiple times,” police Inv. Stephen Colgan said.
Police allege that Reynolds took 1,889 Butalbital/Acetimophen pills over a nine- or 10-month period. Butalbital is a barbiturate, and the combination with acetaminophen is a pain reliever and relaxant used to treat tension headaches, according to the mayoclinic.org website.
Reynolds told police that she had migraine headaches and that her doctor would not prescribe medication for the pain, Colgan said.