On 10/21/2013 Carteret County Deputies arrested Christine Busuttil Parker, 39, of 210 Cedar Key Way, Newport for pill diversion.
The charge results from a four month investigation by the Sheriff’s Office, Morehead City Police, SBI, and the NC Pharmacy Board.
CCSO Prescription Drug Diversion Detective Tami Thomas stated the investigation revealed that Morehead City Pharmacy, 1704 Arendell Street Morehead City, NC 28557
where Parker worked as a pharmacist, was missing over forty thousand pills after an audit was done on her records over the past year and a half.
Parker was charged with Embezzlement of a Controlled Substance by employee. The investigation is still on-going and additional charges and more arrests may be made in connection with this investigation. Parker was placed in the Carteret County Jail under a $2500.00 bond and has already had her first court appearance. Parker has since posted bond and has been released.
Parker had been employed at the Morehead City Pharmacy for the past four years and her pharmaceutical license has been suspended and seized by the NC Board of Pharmacy.