Bethel CVS employee arrested

October 10th, 2009    Author: Staff Report    Filed Under: News

An anonymous tip has led to the investigation and arrest of a CVS Pharmacy technician in Bethel.

According to Bethel police, Justin Bock, 22, of Moscow, has been under investigation after police received an anonymous tip.

He has been employed at CVS since Feb. 2008.

Bock was indicted by the grand jury on Sept. 23 for trafficking in drugs over 50 times, bulk and theft of drugs.

On Sept. 24, he pleaded not guilty in Clermont County Common Pleas Court. His bond was set at $25,000.

Officer Shane Bininger with the Bethel Police Department reported that he and the CVS Corporate Loss Prevention interviewed Bock before his arrest.

Bock admitted to stealing over 4,000 hydrocodone pills from his employer and selling them in the parking lot of the store.

Bethel Police also discovered a large amount of cash in the dashboard of his 2002 Jaguar, which both have been seized pending forfeiture.

According to Bethel police, this is the third Bethel CVS employee to be arrested in the past couple years for trafficking in drugs.

In August 2007, Melissa Dempsey, a pharmacy technician, was charged with theft of drugs and trafficking in drugs. In March 2008, the store manager was also arrested for trafficking in drugs.

"The Bethel Police Department will continue to be proactive with investigations relating to prescription drug crimes," said Bethel Police Chief Mark Planck. Anyone with information regarding illegal activity involving prescription medications or any other drugs in Bethel is encouraged to contact the Bethel Police Department at (513) 734-2256 ext. 24.
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