Pitt professor charged with using university money to buy drugs

Lauren Williams's picture
Friday, September 27, 2013

A University of Pittsburgh professor has been charged with using university and federal grant money to obtain narcotics, which police said he then injected.

Billy Day, 52, of Upper St. Clair was arraigned Tuesday morning on 18 counts of felony drug charges after investigators said they found in his office narcotics and drugs that can be used to treat anxiety.

Court records show Mr. Day was released on $25,000 unsecured bail. He declined comment.

University police wrote in a criminal complaint that the chairman of the university's pharmacy school contacted them this summer regarding "suspicious" narcotics purchases by Mr. Day.

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