LAKE CITY, Fla. -

A 22-year-old CVS Pharmacy technician was arrested Tuesday after police said she had been stealing hydrocodone pills since May.

Tiffany Dandy, of Lake City, is charged with larceny and retail theft.

Lake City police were called to the CVS at 283 S.W. Baya Drive on Tuesday afternoon after they said an internal CVS investigation found Dandy was stealing hydrocodone pills while at work.

Dandy, who's been employed with CVS since November 2010, was questioned by police and admitted to stealing the narcotics over the course of the last eight months, investigators said.

They said that in that time, she stole 21 500-count bottles of hydrocodone pills, totaling 10,500 pills. Dandy said she was stealing the narcotics and selling the pills to a friend, according to police.

Dandy was arrested and booked into the Columbia County Detention Center with bail set at $10,000.

Prior to her arrest, four more empty bottles of hydrocodone pills were found in a garbage bag in the supply room, and more than $1,100 cash was seized from Dandy's pants pocket, according to police.