(Stillwater, Okla.) — A former Walmart pharmacist accused of stealing more than 500 tablets from the narcotics drawer at the Stillwater store on Sixth Street has been ordered to appear in court on April 6 when she can seek a preliminary hearing on the felony drug theft charge.
Jyme Kay Wilson, 41, of Stillwater, could receive a 10-year prison term and a $10,000 fine if convicted of stealing more than 300 tablets of Zolpidem and more than 200 tablets of oxycodone/Oxycontin during a two-month period last year. She remains free on a personal recognizance bond.
The pharmacist came under scrutiny after an asset protection employee at Walmart saw her take a drinking cup from a display near the front of the store without paying, Stillwater Police Officer Kurt Merrill alleged in an affidavit.
“Wilson admitted that she had been taking narcotics unlawfully from the store for her personal use for the past three months,” a Walmart manager told the Stillwater officer in October, the affidavit alleged.
Wilson admitted to Walmart management that she had taken about 300 Zolpidem 10 mg, 100 Oxycontin 80 mg, and 100 Oxycodone 15 mg, worth about $3,000, the affidavit alleged.
Wilson said “she would arrive at the pharmacy before business hours and take the medication from the narcotics locked area and conceal the stolen medication in her purse,” the affidavit alleged.
In addition to the pills Wilson said she had previously taken, “she turned over five Oxycontin 80 mg. and 11 Zolpidem 10 mg. she had taken earlier in the day and had concealed in her purse,” before the Stillwater officer was sent to Walmart on Oct. 6, the affidavit alleged.
The Stillwater officer was advised “an audit had been performed on seven of the controlled substances kept in the pharmacy – the dates on the audit show an increasing shortage of Oxycodone, Alprazolam and Zolpidem,” the affidavit alleged.
The officer was provided by Walmart “a stack of 22 DVDs and accompanying snapshots from each series of discs,” the affidavit said.