Richmond pharmacist arrested in undercover investigation
An undercover Houston Police Department operation has landed a Richmond pharmacist in jail.
Bright Wokocha is charged with a felony count of delivery of a controlled substance. He worked at the Richmond Professional Pharmacy, 1601 Main St., and owns Adbright Pharmacy at 4601 Avenue H, police say.
Houston and Richmond police say Wokocha was arrested April 20, after allegedly selling hydrocodone and xanax to an officer in an "undercover buy-and-bust a couple days before he was arrested," says HPD spokesperson Jodi Silva. "It took place at the pharmacy at 1601 Main," Silva adds."
According to a Richmond police press release, the undercover officer received the drugs, sold without a prescription, in unmarked vials in a cardboard box.
Because the arrest stemmed from an undercover operation and the investigation is ongoing, HPD is being tight-lipped about the details for now. "How they got the tip that [Wokocha] was doing this is something that we can't disclose," Silva says.
Investigators have also seized cash in the investigation. Silva says that it adds up to "several thousand" dollars, but would not provide a specific amount.
Police say Wokocha has voluntarily surrendered his professional licenses.
According to the Richmond Police release, HPD cooperated in the investigation with the DEA, Texas State Board of Pharmacy, and Richmond PD.
Police say Wokocha is currently out on $20,000 bond.
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