In January, the Oklahoma State Board of Pharmacy got off to a fast start, handling some of its most serious, unusual cases of the year.

First on the list: Pharmacy technician Christina Walters, a former employee of a Walmart in rural eastern Oklahoma.

Pharmacy board records show that Walters, 40, confessed to diverting between 3,000 and 4,000 tablets of hydrocodone while working at a Walmart in Sequoyah County, which borders Arkansas.

Walters had been in trouble with the law before, but she lied on her pharmacy technician application form and was able to begin working in close proximity to thousands of doses of highly addictive narcotic drugs.

And though she was fired from her job at Walmart, a search of Oklahoma’s criminal records databases indicates that Walters has not been charged with any crime related to the diversion of the hydrocodone tablets — at least not yet.


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