MEIGS COUNTY, Ohio (WSAZ) -- A pharmacy technician who admitted to stealing prescription pills from her job is headed to prison.
The Ohio State Board of Pharmacy says Stacy Hawk, 34, of Middleport, Ohio has pleaded guilty to theft and possession of drugs.
Hawk was arrested by Pomeroy Police in November 2011 after the board started an investigation when hydrocodone was missing from Fruth Pharmacy, where she worked.
After her arrest, she admitted to stealing the pills and the drugs were found in her vehicle. Investigators also say they found pills, weapons, and drug paraphernalia in her home.
On October 21, Hawk was sentenced in Meigs County Common Pleas Court to six years in prison and five years community control.
Stacy A. Hawk, 33, of Middleport, Ohio, is charged with possession of drugs.
The Ohio State Board of Pharmacy says Hawk was arrested Thursday after Pomeroy Police found prescription drugs inside her vehicle
Following Hawk’s arrest, the Ohio State Board of Pharmacy, Middleport Police and Meigs County Sheriff’s Office, searched her residence in the 600-block of Grant Street.
Agents say they found prescription drugs, weapons, and drug paraphernalia in the home.
They also say Hawk’s boyfriend, Tony Robinson, 36, who was at the home during the search.
Robinson was arrested for trafficking in drugs and possession of drugs.
The Ohio State Board of Pharmacy began their investigation immediately after receiving information from he Pomeroy Police Department that Fruth in Pomeroy, where Hawk worked, was experiencing significant losses of hydrocodone tablets.
The investigation will be presented to the Meigs County Prosecutor for additional charges.