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Bauder's Pharmacy Owner Charged for Pill Disappearance

Bauder's Pharmacy Owner Charged for Pill Disappearance

The owner of a well-known Des Moines pharmacy has been indicted on 16 federal charges in connection to the disappearance of nearly 700,000 pills of addictive painkillers. 

52-year old mark Graziano pleaded "not guilty" Wednesday in federal court in Des Moines. He is charged with conspiracy to distribute drugs, wire fraud and tax evasion.  In 2012, authorities raided Graziano's store, Bauder Pharmacy on Ingersoll Avenue, after an informant said Graziano illegally sold hydrocodone pills. Graziano denies the claims.  The Iowa Board of Pharmacy revoked Graziano's license last year. The store, co-owned by his sister, is banned from dispensing addictive drugs.

 

Andrew Michael Enloe is also accused of helping Graziano. He has pleaded not guilty to one count of conspiracy to distribute drugs.   A trial date has been set for June 2.

 

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