Pharmacy Student and Pharmacist in Louisiana Indicted by Grand Jury For Alleged Distribution of and Fraud Involving Controlled Substances 

Published April 13, 2023

Pharmacy Student and Pharmacist in Louisiana Indicted by Grand Jury For Alleged Distribution of and Fraud Involving Controlled Substances

A pharmacy student and pharmacist in Louisiana have been indicted by a grand jury for the alleged distribution of and fraud involving controlled substances.

On April 12, 2023, United States Attorney Brandon B. Brown announced that a federal grand jury has returned an indictment charging a pharmacy student and a licensed pharmacist with conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute controlled substances, obtaining controlled substances by fraud, and distribution of a controlled substance.

Blair Guillory, 25, a pharmacy student at a university in Monroe, Louisiana, and Brian Miller, 37, a licensed pharmacist who worked in pharmacies in Monroe and Ruston, Louisiana, are charged in the indictment. Guillory and Miller allegedly knowingly and intentionally conspired to distribute Adderall and Vyvanse, both Schedule II controlled substances, in the Western District of Louisiana beginning on or around June 11, 2022 and continuing until December 16, 2022, according to the indictment.

According to the indictment, Guillory acquired some of his schooling and training while working at pharmacies in the Monroe, Louisiana region, including one where Miller worked, and this is where they met. According to the indictment, Miller would go to a doctor and get prescriptions for Adderall and Vyvanse, then sell all or a portion of the medicines to Guillory, knowing that Guillory would sell the pills to others. Furthermore, it is alleged that Guillory would see a doctor to obtain Adderall prescriptions and then sell all or a portion of the medications to others.

According to the indictment, Guillory obtained prescription medicines from others and sold them to students at the institution where he attended pharmacy school in Monroe. Guillory allegedly purchased and sold Schedule II controlled narcotics through Venmo and other mobile payment systems.

“Americans rely on pharmacies every day to legally dispense prescription medication to whom it is intended,” stated U.S. Attorney Brandon B. Brown. “This region is also blessed to have a pharmacy school. Persons who are fortunate enough to work as pharmacists and those who have the chance to study pharmacy should not abuse these privileges. We allege that these persons acted illegally and look forward to proceeding with this case through the judicial process.”

An indictment is only an accusation, and a defendant is deemed innocent until and until he or she is proven guilty beyond a reasonable doubt.

Guillory and Miller may face up to 20 years in jail, three years of supervised release, and a fine of up to $250,000.

The US Drug Enforcement Administration investigated the case, which is being prosecuted by Alexander C. Van Hook, Special Counsel to the US Attorney.