Two UPS Employees Charged In Alleged Prescription Drug Scheme


UPDATED: Saturday June 25, 2011 8:38 AM

Two UPS employees face felony drug possession charges amid allegations they used their jobs to obtain prescription medication.

Authorities learned of the alleged scheme from another employee at the UPS distribution center on Trabue Road, 10TV's Ashleigh Barry reported on Thursday.

According to the informant, an employee identified as Christopher Sanders was allegedly stealing prescription medication bottles from incoming packages and then using and stealing the pills. 

The informant also told investigators that employee Randy Thompson would allegedly help make new labels and then deliver the packages to different addresses, instead of to the Walgreens pharmacies where they were supposed to be shipped. 

Some of the packages were also allegedly delivered to Sanders' home, which is located near the distribution center, Barry reported.

Both men were arrested last week after officers said they observed them making a transaction near a vacant home on the city's west side.

 Investigators said Thompson arrived in a UPS truck and handed off a package to Sanders, who had been waiting there, Barry reported.

It is alleged that the two men used their positions to get their hands on amphetamines, methadone, morphine, oxycontin, oxycodone and other prescription pills during the course of the scheme.

Neither Sanders nor Thompson could be reached for comment on Thursday.  There was no official comment from UPS about the allegations.

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