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.