Celina Pharmacist Pleads Guilty In Federal Court
NASHVILLE, Tenn. – November 14, 2012 – William Lester Donaldson, 51, pleaded guilty yesterday to five counts of distributing and possessing with intent to distribute Hydrocodone, a Schedule III controlled substance, announced Jerry E. Martin, U.S. Attorney for the Middle District of Tennessee.
Donaldson was a pharmacist in Celina, Tenn. and admitted that on five occasions, between August 13, 2010, and October 5, 2010, in various locations in the Middle Tennessee area, he advanced and sold Hydrocodone pills to individuals without a valid prescription. Donaldson further admitted to conduct, which was captured by an in-store surveillance system, showing him removing previously prepared bottles from a drawer within the pharmacy and placing them in his pocket.
Donaldson faces a maximum of 10 years in prison and a $500,000 fine. He will be sentenced by Chief Judge William J. Haynes, Jr., on April 5, 2013.
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