A Sebago man was sentenced Tuesday in U.S. District Court in Portland to two years of probation for theft from interstate shipments.

Jeffrey P. Wheeler Jr., 31, pleaded guilty on Sept. 28. In addition to his sentence, Wheeler was ordered to pay $1,376 in restitution.

Federal prosecutors say the Department of Veterans Affairs received complaints from five outpatient veteran clinics reporting they had not received shipments of narcotics from the outpatient pharmacy at the veterans’ hospital at Togus.

Those five shipments were routed through the United Parcel Service facility in South Portland, where Wheeler was working. With the cooperation of UPS investigators, federal agents tracked subsequent narcotics shipments, which led them to Wheeler.

Included in the stolen shipments were oxycodone, Percocet, suboxone and Adderall, a stimulant that is used to treat attention deficit hyperactivity disorder.


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