Pinellas jail clerk accused of stealing inmates’ pills

Pinellas jail clerk accused of stealing inmates' pills (Image 1)

A property clerk at the Pinellas County Jail is accused of stealing prescription pills from inmates.

Investigators say between February and October, Alexander Lansky, 26, would take pills that were lawfully prescribed to inmates, and kept in the property vault.

Detectives discovered what was going on when an inmate bonded out of jail, and discovered he was missing some oxycodone pills from a bottle he had when he was booked.  Surveillance video showed Lansky taking a bag from the property area, walking off camera, then walking back to return the bag. 

Detectives say Lansky admitted to taking the pills from a total of five inmates.  The pills included Vicodin, Percocet, and morphine.  Investigators say Lansky admitted to having an addiction problem.

Lansky is charged with five counts of grand theft, and five counts of possession of prescription pills.  He has resigned from his position as property clerk.

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