News and Music Discovery
Play Live Radio
Next Up:
0:00
0:00
Available On Air Stations
We’re having some technical issues with WKMD 90.9 FM in Madisonville. The signal is currently at low power and we’re working to get back up fully. Thanks for your patience.

West Kentucky Pharmacist Charged For Stealing Medications

drugs_pills_oleg_dudko_123rf.jpg
Oleg Dudko
/
123RF STOCK PHOTO

A pharmacist in west Kentucky was charged by a federal grand jury indictment for stealing medications.

United States Attorney Russell Coleman announced Thursday that 34-year-old Kyle Humphrey of Benton is charged with stealing pre-retail prescription medications, mislabeling prescription medication in order to defraud or mislead and wrongful use of health information.

The indictment said Humphrey concealed nearly two dozen medications and altered a label while working in a Calloway County pharmacy.

These medications include: Finasteride, Allopurinol, Eliquis, Strattera, ProAir HFA, Farxiga, Cefprozil, Tamiflu, Duloxetine, Aripiprazole, Ergocalciferol, Levofloxacin, Bystolic, Xarelto, Clindamycin Palmitate HCL, Mylan Norethindrone tablets, Camilia Norethindrone tablets, Testosterone gel tubes, and Testosterone Cypionate.

Between April and August 2017, Humphrey altered the labeling of allopurinol, a drug uric acid reducer that treats kidney stones and gout.

The indictment also said he obtained identifiable health information and intended to use it for personal gain.

Humphrey faces a separate felony charge for being a prohibited person in possession of a firearm. He could face up to 43 years in prison if convicted of all charges.

Taylor is a recent Murray State University graduate where she studied journalism and history. When she's not reporting for WKMS, she enjoys creative writing and traveling. She loves writing stories that involve diversity, local culture and history, nature and recreation, art and music, and national or local politics. If you have a news tip or idea, shoot her an email at tinman1@murraystate.edu!
Related Content