Acetaminophen and hydrocodone bitartrate 500 mg / 5 mg at the new Kaiser Permanente office and pharmacy in Castle Rock, Colorado, Tuesday, March 13, 2012. Joe Amon, The Denver Post (Photo By Joe Amon/The Denver Post via Getty Images)
BRUNSWICK, Ga. (AP) -- U.S. Attorney's officials said a former pharmacist has pleaded guilty to exchanging prescription drugs for sex for more than two years.
Authorities said 61-year-old Stanley Smith, of Douglas, pleaded guilty in U.S. District Court Monday to trading addictive prescription drugs for sex acts.
Officials said Smith began trading the drugs in 2010 and some of the women became addicted to drugs the pharmacist gave them. First Assistant U.S. Attorney James Durham said Smith gave one woman 360 hydrocodone pills a week and used various aliases when he arranged to meet with the women at hotels.
Durham said Smith could be sentenced to up to 10 years in prison and a fine of up to $500,000. His sentencing date has not been set.