Ex-employee of Passamaquoddy Tribe admits to drug charge

A sign at the Pleasant Point Reservation in Maine. Photo from Facebook

A former employee of the Passamaquoddy Tribe at Pleasant Point in Maine pleaded guilty to stealing prescription drugs.

Tonia D. Smith, 42, was a pharmacy technician at the Pleasant Point Health Center. She admitted that she stole prescription pain medicine from the facility and shredded documents to conceal the theft.

Smith also admitted to food stamp fraud. She faces up to 4 years in prison on the drug charge, up to 5 years in prison on the food stamp fraud charge and a fine of up to $250,000 on each charge, the U.S. Attorney's Office said in a press release.

A sentencing date hasn't been set.

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