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Jul 11, 2014 8:31 AM

Missing Pills Lead to Arrest of Pharmacy Technician

CORPUS CHRISTI - A woman faces felony charges after an investigation uncovered pills were unaccounted for at a local pharmacy.

Police say, Debra Carrillo was a pharmacy technician at Spohn Memorial Nueces County Aid Clinic Pharmacy when 100,000 Hydrocodone pills went missing. She is now charged with one count of Diversion of a Controlled Substance.

Cpt. David Cook, with the CCPD Narcotics division says the pharmacy should've followed up on a previous tip about Carrillo. Cook says, someone tipped off detectives about the missing pills back in 2012, but there wasn't enough evidence to build a case, so officers turned it over to pharmacy management.

It wasn't until this past May, when another complaint was filed, Carrillo was finally arrested.

The Texas State Board of Pharmacy is still investigating.

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