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Former Pharmacist Pleads Guilty To Obtaining Controlled Substances Under False Pretenses

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

          CONCORD, N.H. - Frank E. Styles, Jr., 62, of Exeter, pleaded guilty in federal court to obtaining controlled substances under false pretenses, United States Attorney Scott W. Murray announced today.  

          According to court documents and statements made in court, from at least January 25, 2016, through November 29, 2016, while employed as a pharmacist at a pharmacy in Stratham, New Hampshire, Styles altered various records relating to prescriptions he filled in order to obtain controlled substances. During that time period, Styles altered the records associated with approximately 77 prescriptions in this manner, diverting approximately 564 pills containing controlled substances for his own use.

          The defendant is scheduled to be sentenced on August 30, 2019.

          “Pharmacists and other health care workers who have access to controlled substances hold positions of trust,” said U.S. Attorney Murray.  “Those who abuse this trust in order to divert drugs for improper purposes should understand that their actions will have serious consequences.” 

          This matter was investigated by the Drug Enforcement Administration. The case is being prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Georgiana L. Konesky.           




Updated May 24, 2019

Press Release Number: 19-077