Warsaw Mother, Daughter Charged in Hydrocodone Dealing Theft

WARSAW, Ind. (WOWO): Around 9 Sunday night, Warsaw Police responded to CVS Pharmacy on Detroit Street on reports of an employee stealing Hydrocodone pills. The resulting police and CVS investigation found that 21-year-old pharmacy assistant, Laura Hughes, of Warsaw, had stolen between 8,000 to 9,000 Hydrocodone 10mg pills over the last 18 months. Hughes admits to consuming about half of the Hydrocodone pills and selling the other half for $5.00 each. When Hughes was taken into custody, she had 189 pills on her and had already consumed six pills during her shift. Hughes stated that she needed the pills to medicate herself and also for extra income to pay bills. The investigation also found that Hughes was providing pills to her mother, 44-year-old, Jeannine Hart, of Warsaw, who sold the pills and provided the cash back to her daughter. Both Hughes and Hart were taken into custody and booked into the Kosciusko County Jail. The investigation is ongoing.