Pharmacy Student at Christian School Charged With Selling Oxycodone
Palm Beach Atlantic University is a no-nonsense place. The private, Christian school in West Palm Beach strictly prohibits drinking and premarital sex on campus. But what happens when a God-fearing student is accused of a different kind of sin -- selling drugs?
Magdala Chery, 31, a student in the Gregory School of Pharmacy, was arrested April 28 for allegedly selling 240 oxycodone pills to an undercover Broward Sheriff's Office detective. According to the probable-cause affidavit, Chery sold the stash for $2,400.
She was promptly charged with drug trafficking, booked into the Broward County Jail, then released on a $250,000 bond. Later, the Broward State Attorney's Office added a charge of conspiracy
to commit robbery with a deadly weapon. According to the prosecutor's office, Chery's codefendant had a gun, and Chery told the police the pair had planned to steal the money the undercover cop brought for the purchase. Chery has pleaded not guilty to both charges.
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Chery didn't respond to an email request for comment today. State records indicate she was a licensed pharmacist intern in Miami in 2008. She's also president-elect of Palm Beach Atlantic's chapter of the Academy of Managed Care Pharmacy, according to the academy's website.
But is she still enrolled in school? The Juice is awaiting a comment from the public-relations office at the university and will update soon.
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