Fake pharmacist arrested for selling medication

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Mpumalanga Police on Thursday arrested a fake Pharmacist, aged 24 on allegations of unlawfully selling schedule 6 medication to some patrons.

According to the report, information regarding a suspect selling certain medication to people without legal authorisation was brought to the attention of the members, supplied by the Intelligence structure of the police in the province.

Mpumalanga Police spokesperson Brigadier Selvy Mohlala said a search warrant was also obtained and after a mobilization of resources was made, members of the police operationalised the said information and proceeded to a certain premises in Middleburg. “Upon arrival, the suspect was found and a search of the premises was conducted whereby the medication valued at about R7000 was discovered”.

Mohlala said the suspect was then arrested and charged accordingly for illegal possession of schedule 6 medication. “Preliminary investigation by the police has since revealed that the suspect is an employee at a certain nutrition shop in the area. Police are working in collaboration with other relevant stakeholders within the health sector and the man could  be faced with more charges as the investigation continues”.

The suspect is expected to appear in the Middelburg Magistrate’s Court soon facing the said charges.

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