Local pharmacy owner order to pay fine, accused of violating Controlled Substances Act

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ODESSA, Texas (Big 2/Fox 24) – The owner of a local pharmacy is being ordered to pay a fine in relation to alleged violations of the controlled substances act and the Combat Methamphetamine Epidemic Act.

The U.S. Department of Justice announced Wednesday, Gary Warren, the owner of Town and Country Drug Inc. has entered into a civil settlement to pay $320,000 in penalties after being accused of violating the two acts.

Officials say DEA Agents inspected the pharmacy’s inventory of controlled substances back in 2017, noticing discrepancies. Specifically, the DOJ says the pharmacy was selling pseudoephedrine and ephedrine products without self-certifying.

Agents inspected the business again in 2020 and reported found the same discrepancy and violations, according to a release.

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