A former employee of a pharmaceutical distribution center in New Castle has been indicted on federal charges related to replacing oxycodone pills with regular aspirin and Tylenol tablets.
Shane Jon-Paul White was named in a one-count indictment handed up Tuesday in U.S. District Court charging him with tampering with consumer products.
White worked at McKesson Corp.’s distribution center in New Castle. The company is a wholesaler that distributes drugs to pharmacies.
From some unknown date until Jan. 26, 2022, White removed 30-milligram oxycodone pills from bottles at the plant, replaced them with the over-the-counter pills and put the bottles back in inventory for distribution to pharmacies.
His motive and other details were not included in the indictment.
No lawyer for White was listed in court papers.