Former Vermont pharmacist guilty on drug charges
MONTPELIER, Vt.—A former Vermont pharmacist will perform 180 hours of community service and pay $617 in restitution but has avoided jail time in a plea agreement to drug possession charges.
Albert Crease of Northfield was charged in March with three felony counts of illegally dispensing drugs.
Under an agreement with the Attorney General's office, he pleaded guilty to three misdemeanor charges. He was sentenced to six to 24 months in prison, but the sentence was suspended.
Investigators say Crease was giving the drugs to his girlfriend. He was fired from his job in May 2011.
The Times Argus (http://bit.ly/KXJ5X8) of Barre reported that Crease can petition for reinstatement of his pharmacist license after six months and completion of an ethics course.