Lake Charles woman arrested on drug charges

Summer C Berlanga
Summer C Berlanga

The following is a news release from the Calcasieu Parish Sheriff's Office:

Lake Charles – On November 1, Calcasieu Parish Sheriff's Office Vice detectives arrested Summer C. Berlanga, 26, 7414 Elliott Road, Lake Charles, after an investigation revealed over a 4 month period she stole approximately 4,195 prescription pills from a local pharmacy where she worked as a pharmacist technician.

During the investigation, detectives received information revealing Berlanga was captured on video surveillance footage stealing controlled prescription medications from the pharmacy.
Detectives executed a search at Berlanga's home and recovered a small amount of controlled prescription medication.  When questioned by detectives, Berlanga confirmed the allegations.

Berlanga was booked to the Calcasieu Correctional Center and charged with 2 counts of obtaining CDS by fraud.

Judge Kent Savoie set her bond at $3,000.