A pharmacy technician is accused of embezzling hundreds of oxycodone pills from the workplace.
Paul Pinto, Jr. of Marshallberg has been charged with embezzlement of a controlled substance by employee and trafficking in opium by possession. Carteret County deputies say the 30-year-old worked at Express Care Pharmacy in Otway.
Deputies say they believe Pinto stole five bottles of the drug, each with 100 doses inside.
Pinto was arrested Wednesday and released on a $30,000 bond.