Former Port Huron Pharmacist Pleads Guilty to Fraudulently Obtaining Powerful Painkillers

DETROIT, MI – Kyle Wilhelm, 40-years-old, a former pharmacist in Port Huron, pleaded guilty on June 26th, 2019 to obtaining controlled substances, including opioids.Detroit Federal Court House

Wilhelm pleaded guilty before United States District Judge Mark A. Goldsmith and is scheduled to be sentenced on October 2, 2019.

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

Wilhelm faces a maximum sentence of imprisonment of eight years, and a maximum fine of $250,000.

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