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Pharmacy tech charged for stealing drugs

Photo courtesy of Mississippi Bureau of Narcotics

30-year-old Jessica Lynn Meredith, of Florence, was arrested by agents of the Mississippi Bureau of Narcotics on the job in Metro Jackson. Meredith is a licensed pharmacy technician and faces a charge of obtaining 37.5 mg of the controlled substance phentermine by embezzlement.

Phentermine may be prescribed in the treatment of obesity. A handgun was also seized in conjunction with Meredith’s arrest.

Her arrest stems from a joint investigation of prescription drug diversion by the MBN with the assistance of the Mississippi Board of Pharmacy.

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