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UPS Driver Sentenced for Stealing Veterans’ Pills

Jeffrey Wheeler Jr. was also ordered Tuesday to pay nearly $1,400 in restitution

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A Maine UPS driver who pleaded guilty to stealing prescription drugs intended for military veterans has been sentenced to two years' probation.

The Portland Press Herald reports Jeffrey Wheeler Jr. was also ordered Tuesday to pay nearly $1,400 in restitution.

Prosecutors said the 31-year-old Sebago man stole several shipments of prescription narcotic medications worth almost $1,000 that were shipped via UPS between December 2013 and February 2014.

He pleaded guilty in September to theft from interstate shipments of goods. The packages were shipped from a Veteran Affairs medical facility in Togus to a UPS distribution facility in Massachusetts before being returned to Maine.

Prosecutors said he admitted to stealing VA packages containing oxycodone, suboxone and Adderall.

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