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Former paramedic admits to stealing from prescription drop-off box

Posted at 3:08 PM, Oct 24, 2019
and last updated 2019-10-24 15:12:13-04

BUFFALO, N.Y. (WKBW) — A Town of Tonawanda man now admits he stole drugs from a prescription drop-off box while working as a paramedic.

Jeremy Pecoraro, 40, pleaded guilty in Grand Island Town Court to attempted criminal possession of a controlled substance, a misdemeanor.

Pecoraro was found in possession of prescription pills on March 22, 2019. The drugs had been taken from the drop-off box inside the Town of Tonawanda Police Department.

Pecoraro worked as a paramedic for the town at the time. He has since been fired.

Pecoraro was sentenced to a year of conditional discharge. During that time, he must find a new job and complete mandatory counseling at Horizon Health Services.

If you are battling a drug addiction or know someone who is, assistance is available through Erie County's 24-hour Addiction Hotline at (716) 831-7007.