Police Arrest Suspect in Two Pharmaceutical Thefts

A woman who was accused of two pharmaceutical thefts was recently arrested in Florida.

Corey Bradley is being charged with pharmaceutical thefts at the Kmart in Orange City, Florida, and another at the Winn-Dixie on Howland Boulevard in Deltona, Florida, according to the Daytona Beach News-Journal.

In the Winn-Dixie theft, Bradley allegedly brandished a handgun and demanded a quantity of Xanax, which is an anti-anxiety medication.

Bradley was arrested after she walked into a CVS pharmacy in Orange City and asked what time it would be open the following day. A pharmacist recognized her from news reports and took down her license plate number. He provided the information to the police, who arrested Bradley at her home.

The theft of pharmaceuticals presents a great deal of dangers to consumers. Often times criminals alter the content of the medication, which can not only decrease the drugs’ effectiveness but it can make it toxic. Even if the thieves don’t tamper with the drugs, it is rare that they will store or handle them properly, which can hurt their efficacy.