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Pharmacy board assists in Jeff. Co. indictments

Updated: Wednesday, January 15 2014, 02:47 PM EST

By: Jennifer Black, NEWS9

Wednesday morning, Jefferson County Judge David Henderson arraigned several people indicted by a Jefferson County grand jury in early January.

According to Jefferson County Prosecutor Jane Hanlin, several of the cases came about with the assistance of the Ohio State Pharmacy Board, which is responsible for regulating pharmacies and distribution of medications.

John M. Boyd, of New Cumberland, was charged with three counts of possession of controlled substances, 11 counts of theft of drugs and three counts of tampering with evidence. On Wednesday morning, Boyd pleaded not guilty to all counts listed in his indictment.

"That's obviously very concerning to us because he's the individual charged with filling all of the patient prescriptions, and we believe that he was very likely impaired when he was doing that," Hanlin said. "There are very strict regulations on the paperwork and documentation regarding the release and distribution of prescription medicine, and I think those materials were altered to cover up what was really happening with those medications."

Boyd formerly worked as a pharmacist at the Kmart in Steubenville and remains out of jail on his own recognizance.

Dylan Hibbits, a former employee of a Kroger pharmacy, was also indicted on three counts of theft of drugs and three counts of trafficking in drugs. Hibbits was also released on his own recognizance.

Brionna Langley, of Toronto, pleaded not guilty to her 10 counts of illegal processing of drug documents. Hanlin said the alleged crimes occurred during Langley's work at a doctor's office in 2012.

Henderson also arraigned Matthew Miller, a former Mingo Junction employee, who was indicted on two counts of theft of drugs. On Wednesday, he entered a not guilty plea and remains out of jail after posting a $30,000 bond in November.

All of the individuals arraigned on Wednesday await their trial dates.

Pharmacy board assists in Jeff. Co. indictments

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