Pharmacist convicted of unlawful possession of narcotic drugs

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Pharmacist convicted of unlawful possession of narcotic drugs

Tue, 01/27/2015 - 3:35am -- tim

Brandon Cigana, age 33, of Whitehall, New York, was convicted on January 15, 2015, in the Vermont Superior Court, Rutland Criminal Division, on two misdemeanor charges of unlawful possession of narcotic drugs. The convictions stem from Cigana’s employment as a pharmacist at the Walgreens Pharmacy in Rutland, Vermont. Cigana admitted to unlawfully possessing the narcotic drug Hydrocodone.

Cigana was sentenced to 1-2 years in jail, all suspended, and placed on two years of probation. In addition to the standard conditions of probation, the Court imposed special conditions ordering Cigana to perform 80 hours of community service, to complete substance abuse counseling as directed by his probation officer, and to abide by licensing conditions imposed by the Vermont Board of Pharmacy.

The case was investigated and prosecuted by the Medicaid Fraud and Residential Abuse Unit within the Vermont Attorney General’s Office.

Source: Vermont AG Jan 15, 2015