Pharmacy technician admits to stealing pills from Villages’ Walgreens

Jaquila Kassavia Kelley
Jaquila Kassavia Kelley

A pharmacy technician was arrested after she admitted stealing hundreds of pills from a Walgreens pharmacy in The Villages.

A Sumter County sheriff’s deputy was called Monday to the pharmacy on Bella Cruz Drive where a Walgreens regional manager reported that 508 Alprazolam and 430 Hydrocodone pills were missing. The regional manager indicated that a pharmacy technician, 21-year-old Jaquila Kassavia Kelley of Wildwood, was suspected of taking the pills.

The deputy questioned Kelley who admitted she had taken pills from the pharmacy on five occasions.

She admitted to taking 450 Hydrocodone and 200 Alprazolam pills, according to an arrest report.

She was arrested on a felony charge of grand theft of a controlled substance.

She was booked at the Sumter County Detention Center and released after posting $2,000 bond.