Former pharmacist pleads guilty to fraud, controlled substance charges

A former pharmacist pleaded guilty to several charges relating to a prescription painkiller scheme that included about 14,000 pain pills distributed from an Innisfail Shopper’s Drug Mart.

A former pharmacist pleaded guilty to several charges relating to a prescription painkiller scheme that included about 14,000 pain pills distributed from an Innisfail Shopper’s Drug Mart.

Karen Nevett, 35, pleaded guilty to fraud under $5,000 and possession of a controlled substance. The charge of theft over $5,000 was withdrawn by the Crown.

Nevett was given a two-year conditional sentence and a $100 fine.

Police said she removed a portion of the drug from close to 14,000 Dilaudid capsules over a period of two years. Investigators believe other drugs were also affected, including off-the-shelf remedies.