A federal judge sentenced a former Benton pharmacist on Thursday to two years in prison and three years of supervised release for stealing and mislabeling drugs and carrying a firearm while prohibited from doing so.
U.S. District Court Senior Judge Thomas Russell sentenced 34-year-old Kyle Humphrey and ordered him to pay restitution of $21,16.94 to three victim pharmacies in Kentucky, Illinois and Idaho.
Humphrey pleaded guilty on March 27.
According to a plea agreement, the Calloway County Sheriff’s Office in August 2017 seized various quantities of prescription drugs while executing a search warrant of Humphrey’s residence. Humphrey had stolen the drugs from pharmacies in the region.
He had also in 2017 obtained a victim’s personal information and duplicated a prescription label, which he then used to steal drugs from the Benton Walmart.
Humphrey also violated restraining orders in 2017 and 2018 in both Calloway County and Idaho and was in possession of a gun during each arrest.
U.S. Attorney Russell Coleman said in a release he is grateful for the FDA, Calloway County Sheriff’s Office and ATF throughout the investigation and prosecution.