Former Penobscot Pharmacist Arrested for Growing Marijuana
The former head pharmacist for the Penobscot Indian Nation’s defunct mail-order pharmacy has been charged with marijuana cultivation while facing sentencing for soliciting and taking kickbacks from Internet drug companies. Documents filed in U.S. District Court in Bangor say 40-year-old Reginald Gracie of Bowdoin was arrested July 24th after police found 61 marijuana plants on his property. Gracie pleaded guilty in February to receiving more than $120,000 from six online companies in 2006 in return for ensuring the tribe’s mail-order pharmacy, known as PIN Rx, filled the prescriptions of the companies’ customers. He is scheduled to be sentenced Wednesday. He is scheduled to be sentenced for that Wednesday.