A 73-year old pharmacist has been charged with several counts of providing a prescription drug, without any prescription. The pharmacist charged with the offences is from Normanville, South of Adelaide. Search operations have been conducted at the three houses of the pharmacist in Normanville and Yankalilla.
The operating license for the pharmacist has been suspended. The accused has been charged with 70 counts of providing pseudoephedrine, without any prescription and four counts of trafficking controlled substances. Apart from these counts, he has also been charged with one count of possessing and self administering a controlled drug.
The police officials familiar with the case have stated that the pharmacist might face more charges in the future.
The chemical, pseudoephedrine has been known to be found in cough syrups and is also instrumental in producing methamphetamine. A spokesman for the law enforcement authorities has stated that the operation was successful because of the concerted efforts of the police department and the Drug and Alcohol officers.
The inventory in the pharmacy was seized, along with the documents and electronics in the chemist. The man would have to appear in court for the charges framed against him next year, though he was arrested but the man was later released on bail.