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Trial begins for Marshall County pharmacist

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Timothy Bishop (Source: Arab Police Department) Timothy Bishop (Source: Arab Police Department)

Jury selection wrapped up Monday afternoon in Marshall County for a local pharmacist facing drug charges.

Prior to Monday, investigators said little about what led to the arrest of the well known pharmacist, Timothy Bishop, owner of Bishop's Pharmacy. That will change as prosecutors put on their case beginning Tuesday.

Bishop was charged with three counts of distribution of a controlled substance in October 2010.

Several drug agents, district attorney's office, and state pharmacy investigators conducted a search warrant of Bishop's Pharmacy in Scant City back in 2010.

Bishop has since vacated the building and moved across the street to a new location in Scant City.

Since that time, Bishop voluntarily surrendered his pharmacy license pending the outcome of the case.

Opening statements and trial began Tuesday morning for Bishop.

Pharmacy technicians were the first to testify about what was going on in late September into the first part of October 2010 at the pharmacy in Scant City.

One technician testified she saw Bishop grab some pills behind the counter and put them in a bag. He then went into the store and placed candy in the bag before walking out of the store with the bag.

Another pharmacy tech described how she went to a nearby store for lunch and on her way back she saw a white bag located behind the coke machine on the store's porch, and when she looked inside she saw pills and candy.

After the pharmacy techs discussed it, one of them called police.

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