May 8, 2019

Miami doctor arrested for overprescribing oxycodone resulting in death

MIAMI – Dr. Marta Elena Farinas, 48, of Miami, was arrested on May 7, 2019, at her clinic, the Pinecrest Medical Group, located at 15715 S. Dixie Highway, #219, Miami, Fla., on state charges of conspiracy to dispense controlled substances, delivery of controlled substances and manslaughter. An investigation has revealed that Dr.

April 12, 2019

Law enforcement dismantles drug ring operating in Asheville

ASHEVILLE, N.C. – United States Attorney Andrew Murray announced today that law enforcement have dismantled a drug ring operating in Asheville, charging eight of its members with drug conspiracy and drug and firearm-related offenses. The 35-count criminal indictment was returned by the federal grand jury on April 2, 2019, and was unsealed today.

March 22, 2019

Waynesboro Pharmacist Pleads Guilty to Felony Drug Charge

AUGUSTA, GA -- A Waynesboro pharmacist is awaiting sentencing after pleading guilty to illegally obtaining opioids for his own use.

Wilton Clinton “Clint” Meeks III, 55, of Waynesboro, Ga., pled guilty on Tuesday, March 19, 2019, to acquiring a controlled substance by misrepresentation, deception, or subterfuge, said Bobby L. Christine, U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of Georgia. U.S. District Court Chief Judge J. Randal Hall accepted Meeks’ guilty plea.           

March 11, 2019

Physician pleads guilty to 16 felony charges: operated Brooklyn pill mills and directed fraudulent Medicaid/Medicare Billing

NEW YORK – Bridget G. Brennan, New York City’s Special Narcotics Prosecutor and Ray Donovan, Special Agent in Charge of the Drug Enforcement Administration, New York Division today announced the guilty plea of Dr. Lazar Feygin, the operator of two medical clinics in Brooklyn, in connection with schemes to illegally sell prescriptions for millions of oxycodone pills, to defraud Medicaid and Medicare of millions of dollars and to commit money laundering.

March 1, 2019

DEA El Paso Division Safety Bulletin

DEA’s El Paso Division, which covers West Texas and New Mexico, is issuing this safety bulletin to remind the public not to purchase pills or medications from street dealers. Recently DEA El Paso learned that certain pills, which are being sold on the street and have similar markings to legitimate oxycodone pills, are in fact counterfeit pills containing fentanyl.

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