Phony repairman stole drugs from pharmacyJoshua Paul Fleetwood, 25, was arrested by authorities last Friday for accusations of attempted burglary, and drug possession.

According to police reports, the burglaries occurred in August with two incidents happening in Metairie and one in Kenner.

A man reportedly claiming as a repairman sent by the pharmacy’s head office entered the stores and requested access to safes.

As per state law, safes are used to store prescription drugs classified as controlled dangerous substances.

He then told pharmacy staff that he was there to conduct repairs or replace batteries in the safe doors.

Pharmacists would often notice missing drugs only after the repairman has left.

The latest burglary happened in a CVS at West Esplanade Ave in Metairie. Inventory count revealed missing bottles of oxycodone, Adderall and methadone. It is not known, however, if Fleetwood is involved in this case.

A search of Fleetwood’s residence revealed bottles of anabolic steroids possibly taken from the burglaries. Two counts of drug possession charges were added according to arrest reports.

He was temporarily released from the Jefferson Parish Correctional Center due to overcrowding. His bail was set at $260,000.

Fleetwood has previous criminal records at Jefferson Parish for possessions of heroin and hydrocodone.

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