A pharmacist and nurse have been charged in two separate drug investigations in Newfoundland and Labrador.
The Combined Forces Special Enforcement Unit — a joint unit with members of the Royal Newfoundland Constabulary and RCMP — said it arrested a male pharmacist Tuesday.
The pharmacist, 39, is facing is charge of theft, as a result of an investigation into missing drugs.
A local pharmacy filed a complaint after it noticed a large quantity of narcotics were missing over a one-and-a-half-year period.
The accused was released to appear in court at a later date.
Nurse arrested in separate investigation
A female nurse, 26, with Eastern Health was arrested by officers with the CFSEU-NL on Wednesday as part of a separate investigation.
Charges of theft and breach of trust have been laid.
The arrest comes after officials with the health authority filed a complaint over a two-year audit revealed a large quantity of drugs were missing from one of their hospitals.
The nurse was released from custody with a later court date.
Police said in a news release Friday there are no concerns for public safety in relation to the stolen medication.
Reported by CBC.ca news