Pharmacy Worker Arrested for Selling Pills to Kids

September 4, 2009 7:34:53 PM PDT
A drug store billing clerk is in jail after undercover officers say he was stealing powerful prescription drugs, and selling them to kids. Antonio Nix was arrested Thursday after a six week investigation by the Fresno County Sheriff's Office.                   |   Watch Video Above for Extended Coverage   |

Detectives say Antonio Nix was in charge of ordering prescriptions at the Model Pharmacy in Kingsburg. Deputies were tipped off by a parent whose son had been buying "Norco" from Nix and became addicted. Undercover officers say Nix had developed a wide customer base in a few short months.

Sheriff Mims said, "Investigation has revealed there are multiple people that bought narcotics from Nix in Tulare County as well as Kingsburg. Unfortunately many of his clients were high school students and teenagers."

Sheriff's deputies searched Nix's Tulare County home and found 12 hundred pills and 15 thousand dollars in cash.

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