A Crookston pharmacist was recently sentenced to 90 days in jail and five years probation for a 2013 controlled substance charge. Scott Maves, 52, finished 30 days of electronic home monitoring at the end of June.

    A Crookston pharmacist was recently sentenced to 90 days in jail and five years probation for a 2013 controlled substance charge. Scott Maves, 52, finished 30 days of electronic home monitoring at the end of June.

    In May 2013, Maves was accused of drinking promethazine containing codeine, which is used to treat allergy symptoms and motion sickness, while working at the Hugo’s Pharmacy. Investigators were told that up to 25 bottles went missing from the pharmacy and Maves initially said he only had it for his son’s prescription.

    A Hugo’s employee told law enforcement that she witnessed Maves drink promethazine from a vial two to three times a day until he stopped working at Hugo’s.