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Pharmacy Tech Sentenced For Stealing Fentanyl from Hospital

For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, District of Kansas

KANSAS CITY, KAN. – A former pharmacy technician was sentenced Monday to 3 years of probation for stealing fentanyl from a Kansas hospital where he worked, U.S. Attorney Steve McAllister said. In addition, he was ordered to pay more than $4,300 in restitution.

Heydon G. White, 37, Stilwell, Kan., pleaded guilty to one count of unlawfully obtaining fentanyl. In his plea, he admitted he stole fentanyl from the University of Kansas Hospital, where he worked as a pharmacy technician. His duties included stocking computerized cabinets known as AcuDose machines and removing expired medication for disposal. An internal audit determined White was responsible for a high number of transactions involving intravenous bags of fentanyl and saline solution. The Kansas Board of Pharmacy revoked his license, citing the theft of 483 bags of fentanyl.

McAllister commended the Drug Enforcement Administration and Assistant U.S. Attorney Trent Krug for their work on the case.

Updated December 11, 2018