Pennsylvania councilman charged with stealing opioids

WEST READING, Pa. (AP) — Authorities say a Pennsylvania councilman wearing a ski mask stole more than $16,000 in prescription opioids from a drug store.

Berks County District Attorney’s office says Kirk Mullen was arrested Friday and charged with robbery, theft, possession, intent to distribute and more.

The 34-year-old is a member of the West Reading borough council who has been in office since last year.

Police say Mullen robbed the West Reading Drug Store on Feb. 19. They said he was not found to have a weapon.

He’s accused of stealing nearly $16,400 worth of pain medication.

There was no attorney information for Mullen listed in court records. A message was left with Berks County Jail System.

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