Pharmacy manager accused of dispensing illegal drugs

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GRAYSON, Ky. (KT) - An Ashland man who worked at a northeastern Kentucky pharmacy has been indicted by a Carter County grand jury on multiple drug charges.


Tommy Dearfield, Jr., 30, allegedly dispensed a controlled substance without a proper doctor’s prescription and falsified pharmacy medical records while working as a manager at the Grayson Rite Aid Pharmacy.


The 37-count indictment was issued by a Carter County grand jury Oct. 5. The accusations were for actions allegedly carried out in 2017 when Dearfield worked as a pharmacy manager at the Grayson Rite Aid. The charges include 28 counts of dispensing of a controlled substance and nine counts of criminal falsification of medical records.


Dearfield was arrested on Oct. 12 by Beshear’s detectives and the Grayson Police Department, He was lodged in the Carter County Detention Center before his release.


He voluntarily surrendered his pharmacy license, the release said. He is scheduled to appear in Carter Circuit Court on Nov. 5.

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