Oxycodone

December 11, 2018

Pittsfield woman sentenced to 46 months for oxycodone and heroin conspiracy

BANGOR, Maine – Brian D. Boyle Special Agent in Charge of the DEA’s New England Division and United States Attorney Halsey B. Frank announced that Deborah Toothaker, 55, of Pittsfield, Maine, was sentenced today in U.S. District Court by Judge John A. Woodcock, Jr. to 46 months in prison and three years of  supervised release for conspiring to distribute oxycodone and heroin.  She pled guilty on July 23, 2018.

November 20, 2018

Two Hunterdon County women sentenced for distributing opioids

TRENTON, N.J. – Special Agent in Charge of the Drug Enforcement Administration’s New Jersey Division, Valerie A. Nickerson, and U.S. Attorney for the District of New Jersey, Craig Carpenito, announced two Hunterdon County, New Jersey, women were sentenced today to federal prison terms for their respective roles in an oxycodone distribution conspiracy in Flemington, New Jersey.

November 20, 2018

Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes' Pharmacy settles claims

MISSOULA, Colo. – The Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes’ Pharmacy and the U.S. Attorney’s Office have reached an agreement settling alleged pharmacy violations in which the pharmacy will pay a $95,520 civil penalty and take other steps to ensure compliance with federal law and U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration regulations, U.S. Attorney Kurt Alme announced.

November 1, 2018

Pharmacist arrested in diversion of 5,000 oxycodone pills worth up to $150,000 from a pharmacy in Bensonhurst, Brooklyn

NEW YORK – Acting Special Agent in Charge Keith G. Kruskall, New York Division, U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration, Bridget G. Brennan, New York City’s Special Narcotics Prosecutor, New York State Medicaid Inspector General Dennis Rosen and Brooklyn District Attorney Eric Gonzalez announced today the arrest of pharmacist Hoi In Mui, aka “Annie,” for allegedly diverting thousands of oxycodone pills from the Brooklyn pharmacy where she was employed to the black market and for forging prescriptions.

October 31, 2018

Montgomery Nurse Practitioner convicted of unlawfully distributing controlled substances, health care fraud, and conspiracy

MONTGOMERY, Ala. – On Monday, Oct. 29, 2018, a federal jury convicted nurse practitioner Lilian Ifeoma Akwuba, 39, of Montgomery, Alabama, on 17 counts of unlawfully distributing controlled substances, 4 counts of health care fraud, 1 count of conspiring to distribute controlled substances, and 1 count of conspiring to commit health care fraud, announced Drug Enforcement Administration Assistant Special Agent in Charge Bret Hamilton and United States Attorney Louis V. Franklin, Sr.

October 29, 2018

Eleven defendants charged in federal court with committing narcotics and firearms offenses in the Bronx

NEW YORK - Acting Special Agent in Charge of the New York Division of the Drug Enforcement Administration Keith Kruskall,  United States Attorney for the Southern District of New York Geoffery S. Berman, and Commissioner of the New York City Police Department James P. O’Neill today announced the unsealing of an indictment and a complaint charging a total of 11 defendants with committing various narcotics and firearms offenses in the Bronx, New York.

October 30, 2018

“BMB” Street gang member sentenced to more than 27 years in prison for murder of Bronx teenager and other racketeering crimes

NEW YORK – Acting Special Agent in Charge Keith G. Kruskall, New York Division, U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration, and Geoffrey S. Berman, the United States Attorney for the Southern District of New York, announced that Martin Mitchell, aka “Tyliek,” a member of a violent street gang in the Bronx called the “Big Money Bosses”, was sentenced yesterday to 327 months in prison for his gang-related crimes, including the June 22, 2014, murder of 17-year-old Keshon Potterfield. Mitchell pled guilty on Dec.

October 12, 2018

Collin County physician and registered nurse convicted in pill mill scheme

PLANO, Texas – A 64 year old former physician and 60 year old registered nurse have been convicted of drug trafficking charges in the Eastern District of Texas, announced Special Agent in Charge Clyde E. Shelley, Jr. of the Drug Enforcement Administration and U.S. Attorney Joe Brown today.

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