- Associated Press - Friday, February 20, 2015

AUGUSTA, Ga. (AP) - A former pharmacy technician has been sentenced for obtaining painkillers that were later sold illegally.

The Augusta Chronicle reports (https://bit.ly/1vlM8mz ) 33-year-old Romesha Striggles was sentenced Thursday to five years in prison and three years on probation.

Striggles worked at a Walgreens and pleaded guilty to fraudulently obtaining a controlled substance and identity fraud. The newspaper reports Striggles pleaded guilty in Columbia County and her plea deal called for similar charges to be dismissed in Richmond County.

Assistant District Attorney Natalie Paine says Striggles helped obtain more than $100,000 worth of oxycodone and Percocet within two months in 2011.

Striggles’ attorney Kirk Gilliard says she didn’t sell any of the drugs herself and has been working two jobs, tutoring children and volunteering at a food bank since losing her pharmacy job.

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Information from: The Augusta Chronicle , https://www.augustachronicle.com


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