Former Port Huron Pharmacist Indicted for Fraudulently Obtaining Powerful Painkillers

MARYSVILLE, MI – A former Port Huron pharmacist was arraigned on Wednesday, April 3rd, 2019, where he was charged with fraudulently obtaining controlled substances, including opioids.hydrocodone bottle

Charged in the federal indictment is Kyle Wilhelm 40-years-old, of Marysville.

According to the indictment, between February 2015 and February 2018, Kyle Wilhelm utilized his position as a hospital pharmacy manager to fill prescriptions for fictitious patients using false birthdates, false addresses, and by the unauthorized use of a medical doctor’s DEA registration number.

Wilhelm exploited his knowledge of his employer’s internal controls to obtain controlled substances, which would go unnoticed during audits. He failed to compensate his employer for more than $35,000 in controlled substances he fraudulently obtained. In total, he obtained more than 200,000 dosage units of controlled substances such as oxycodone, hydromorphone, and hydrocodone acetaminophen.

If convicted of a drug charges alleged in the indictment, Kyle Wilhelm faces a maximum sentence of imprisonment of eight years, and a maximum fine of $250,000.