By Associated Press - Monday, September 28, 2015

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) - A former UPS driver has pleaded guilty to stealing drugs shipped from the Veterans Administration medical facility in Togus to outpatient veteran clinics across Maine.

Jeffrey Wheeler Jr. faces up to three years in prison and a fine of up to $250,000 when he’s sentenced at a later date.

Prosecutors say the 31-year-old from Sebago stole several shipments of prescription narcotic medications worth $993.73 that were shipped via UPS between December 2013 and February 2014.

Wheeler pleaded guilty Monday in U.S. District Court to theft from interstate shipments of goods, which were shipped from Togus to a UPS sorting facility in Massachusetts before being returned to Maine. Prosecutors say he admitted to stealing VA packages containing oxycodone, suboxone and Adderall.

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