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Police and fire


Daughter, mother charged in hydrocodone dealing


A Warsaw pharmacy assistant has been charged in connection with the theft and sale of hydrocodone pills she got from a pharmacy, police said today.

Warsaw police said they responded to CVS Pharmacy, 100 N. Detroit St., about 9 p.m. Sunday on a report of theft of drugs by an employee.

An investigation by police and CVS found that a pharmacy assistant, Laura Hughes, 21, had stolen 8,000 to 9,000 10-milligram hydrocodone pills during the last 18 months, police said in a statement.

They said Hughes acknowledged taking about half the pills and selling the other half for $5 each.

Police said the investigation also found that Hughes was providing pills to her mother, Jeannine Hart, 44, of Warsaw, who they said sold them and gave the cash to her daughter.

Hughes was charged with dealing in a Schedule I, II or III controlled substance and with felony theft, and was held in the Kosciusko County Jail on $17,000 bond.

Hart was charged with dealing in a Schedule I, II or III controlled substance, and also was held at the jail on $17,000 bond.