DEA Houston Shuts Down Wholesale Rx Inc. Distribution Operations
Opioids seized at Wholesale Rx have a total street value of over 800,000 dollars
HOUSTON, TX – Today, Drug Enforcement Administration Houston Division diversion investigators served an Immediate Suspension Order (ISO) that immediately suspended the DEA registration held by Wholesale Rx also known as “Tyler Pharmaceuticals” located in Cordova, TN. Wholesale Rx is suspected of diverting controlled substances onto the black market resulting in imminent danger to public health and safety.
During the investigation, DEA discovered that Wholesale Rx shipped over two-million dosage units of opioids to Houston in 2021. Ninety-nine percent of its sales were to Houston area pharmacies.
“The immediate suspension order is a clear reminder that our rigorous enforcement to keep our communities safe knows no state lines. We will come after those DEA Registrants that fail to adhere to federal laws designed to ensure the safe and legal distribution of pharmaceutical drugs,” said DEA Special Agent in Charge Daniel C. Comeaux, Houston Division. “This case is another example of the DEA’s continued commitment to combat our nation’s opioid crisis and ensure registrants remain compliant to reduce the diversion of controlled substances that drives drug overdose deaths and violent crime in our communities.”
Wholesale Rx was issued an ISO for failure to provide effective controls against diversion of controlled substances.