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LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB Fox 41) -- What can brown do for you? Police say one former UPS employee saw it as an opportunity to steal someone else's prescription drugs.
According to police reports obtained by Fox 41 News, UPS security caught 21-year-old Justin T. Lacy, a package handler, opening boxes of hydrocodone and putting prescription bottles in his pocket. Police say UPS approached Lacy about the alleged theft on Friday and he admitted to five other incidents in which he opened parcels and stole prescription medications during the months of April and May.
Lacy has been charged with four counts of theft of controlled substances. A spokesman for UPS tells Fox 41 News he no longer works for that company.
Fox 41 News filed an open records request that revealed that Lacy had no criminal history in Louisville prior to his arrest on Friday.
The UPS hub in Louisville employs about 10,000 people and sorts up to 350,000 packages hourly. On average, about 1.2 million packages through every day. Volume reaches 2.5 million packages during the Christmas holiday peak.
UPS has other domestic air hubs in Philadelphia, Dallas, Hartford, Conn., Ontario, Calif., Rockford, Ill., and Columbia, S.C., plus a network of international hubs.