Scottsdale police have arrested a longtime pharmacist and his wife. Investigators believe the pharmacist was selling Oxycodone to people with fraudulent prescriptions.
Police had been looking into Sun Drugs Pharmacy near Via Linda and Shea Blvd for the past 6 months.
Police believe Steven Weber the pharmacist and his wife Mary Weber the accountant were running a scheme where patients with bogus prescriptions would get Oxycodone in exchange for cash.
Customers we talked to were in shock.
"I love Steven everybody loves Steven," said longtime customer Paula Baxley.
Police say they sent in undercover investigators with fraudulent prescriptions on multiple occasions and those investigators left the pharmacy with the drugs.
"We had witnessed them get robbed many times so we knew that there were a lot of issues going on there," said Abbey Gibson, who runs a tanning salon next to the pharmacy. She says Sun Drugs was rarely busy.
"We were all surprised... actually it didn't seem like there was very much business. So we were surprised that he was even able to pay rent."
Police also searched the couple's Scottsdale home and found $20,000 in cash and 10,000 Oxycodone pills.
The sales of Oxycodone at Sun Drugs were twice the amount of other drugs stores in the area. At the pharmacy, the owners put up a sign saying the store will be closed until further notice.
Steve and Mary Weber were both booked on multiple drug possession counts and likely will face additional charges for illegal sales of prescription drugs along with fraud schemes, Scottsdale Police say.