Local pharmacist pleads guilty after police bust him for drug distribution

Posted: 10:09 PM, Oct 10, 2018
Updated: 2018-10-11 02:11:29Z

A Baltimore pharmacist has pleaded guilty to his involvement in a federal drug distribution conspiracy.

According to the U.S. Attorney's Office, 49-year-old David Robinson operated the Frankford Family Pharmacy and admitted to dispensing and filling fraudulent prescriptions of oxycodone and alprazolam outside of his practice.

Robinson fraudulently distributed approximately 12,330 units of alprazolam, with a street value of $2 per milligram, and 10,000 milligrams of oxycodone, with a street value of $1 per milligram.

He admitted that he wrote prescriptions using the names of prominent athletes provided to him as the purported patients.  

Officers who executed a search warrant inside his facility and home also found more than $292,000, a loaded 9mm pistol, an AR-15 Rifle, and several boxes of ammunition.

“Pharmacists who divert pharmaceutical drugs for illegal purposes betray the trust placed in them and further the tragic cycle of addiction and the epidemic of opioid overdose deaths,” said U.S. Attorney Robert K. Hur.  “Abuse of pharmaceutical drugs is one of our most significant drug enforcement challenges.”  

Robinson is facing 51 months in prison.