Pharmacy student’s double life exposed in arrest

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CORVALLIS, Ore. (AP) — An Oregon State University pharmacy student who was nominated to take part in a police drug-disposal program has been convicted of selling heroin.

The Corvallis Gazette-Times reports 23-year-old Christopher Ploghoft pleaded no contest to a charge of delivery of heroin. He was sentenced to 20 days in jail and two years of probation.

A police informant identified Ploghoft as a dealer in early April. On April 4, the informant arranged to buy less than a gram of heroin from Ploghoft, and Ploghoft was arrested.

Ploghoft lawyer says the pharmacy student was a senior with good grades who was so well regarded by the school that he was scheduled to take part in an annual prescription drug disposal event with the Benton County Sheriff’s Office.

He was arrested before the event.

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Information from: Gazette-Times, http://www.gtconnect.com