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Southern District of Georgia

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Thursday, January 8, 2015

Wayne County Pharmacy Tech Pleads Guilty To Conspiring To Distribute Thousands Of Pain Pills

Brunswick, GA: Buffy Bradford, 37, of Wayne County, Georgia, pled guilty earlier this week before Chief United States District Court Judge Lisa Godbey Wood for her role in a conspiracy to distribute thousands of highly addictive pain pills.

According to information outlined in court and in court documents, Buffy Bradford worked as a pharmacy technician at Wayne Memorial Hospital, located in Wayne County, Georgia.  Between September 2013, and March 2014, Bradford stole over 48,000 units of highly addictive controlled substances from Wayne Memorial so they could be unlawfully sold on the streets.  The pills stolen included Hydrocodone and Alprazolam (Xanax).  Bradford now faces up to 10 years in federal prison.  A sentencing hearing will be held after the U. S. Probation Office completes a presentence investigation.  There is no parole in the federal system.
 
The case was investigated jointly by the Georgia Drugs and Narcotics Agency and the DEA.  Assistant United States Attorney E. Greg Gilluly, Jr. is prosecuting the case on behalf of the United States.  For additional information, please contact First Assistant United States Attorney James D. Durham at (912) 201-2547. 

Updated April 13, 2015