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UPDATE: Pharmaceutical Plant Employee Charged With Trafficking Drugs

An employee of a local pharmaceutical plant is accused of stealing drugs from work which ended up being bought on the streets by undercover deputies.

Adam Mason was arrested November 16th after a search of his Canterbury Road home in Washington. Deputies say Mason worked in an area of the drug plant that gave him access to powder Oxycodone and powder amphetamine.

Mason was charged with multiple counts of trafficking in opium, possession of amphetamines and possession of drug paraphernalia. He's in jail on a $1 million bond.

An operations manager at DSM Pharmaceuticals says Mason is a former employee at their Greenville plant. Stephen Lijoi tells WITN News that he is aware of the investigation and as far as he knows there are no other DSM employees involved.

Also arrested were Michelle Wollard, Dwayne & Tonya Asby, and George Elliot II. The Asby's and Elliot are charged with multiple counts of trafficking in amphetamines.

Investigators say they have recovered approximately 168 grams of power Oxycodone and 3 grams of amphetamines.


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