News Release
For Immediate Release:
December 21, 2009
Contact: Special Agent Tony Pettigrew
Number: 617-557-2138

Former Pharmacy Technician Who Stole Prescription Medication Is Sentenced

DEC 21 -- Steven W. Derr, Special Agent in Charge of the Drug Enforcement Administration for New England and Nora R. Dannehy, United States Attorney for the District of Connecticut, announced that KARIMA MOHAMED, 23, of Ashford, was sentenced today by United States District Judge Stefan R. Underhill in Bridgeport to two years of probation for possessing with intent to distribute hydrocodone mixed with acetaminophen, a Schedule III controlled substance.

According to documents filed with the Court and statements made in court, in late 2006, while employed as a pharmacy technician at CVS Pharmacy, located at 1200 Main Street in Willimantic, MOHAMED removed bulk amounts of prescription medicines containing the controlled substance hydrocodone. MOHAMED has admitted that she possessed with the intent to distribute 21 bottles of 100-count hydrocodone tablets.

As part of her sentence, MOHAMED has been ordered to pay to CVS Pharmacy restitution in the amount of $1,217.

MOHAMED pleaded guilty to the offense on August 27, 2009.