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WEST VIRGINIA News: Upshur County man, Christopher Moriarty sentenced for his role in an oxycodone distribution operation

CLARKSBURG, WEST VIRGINIA – Christopher Moriarty, of Buckhannon, West Virginia, was sentenced today to 18 months incarceration for distributing oxycodone, United States Attorney Bill Powell announced. Moriarty, age 25, pled guilty to “Distribution of Oxycodone” in January 2018. Moriarty admitted to selling oxycodone in June 2015 in Upshur County. Assistant U.S. Attorney Zelda E. Wesley … Continue reading WEST VIRGINIA News: Upshur County man, Christopher Moriarty sentenced for his role in an oxycodone distribution operation

Connecticut News: Former Norwich Pharmacist, ERIC TINGLEY Charged with Forging Prescriptions to Acquire Oxycodone and Alprazolam

Connecticut – John H. Durham, United States Attorney for the District of Connecticut, and Brian D. Boyle, Special Agent in Charge of the Drug Enforcement Administration for New England, today announced that on June 20, 2018, a grand jury in New Haven returned a 12-count indictment charging ERIC TINGLEY, 42, formerly of Lebanon, Connecticut and … Continue reading Connecticut News: Former Norwich Pharmacist, ERIC TINGLEY Charged with Forging Prescriptions to Acquire Oxycodone and Alprazolam

West Virginia News: Charleston,Tiffany D. Ramsey, Fayette County Woman Sentenced to Federal Prison for Her Role in Drug Trafficking Conspiracy

CHARLESTON, W.Va. – A Fayette County woman was sentenced at Thursday to federal prison on drug charges, announced United States Attorney Mike Stuart.  Tiffany D. Ramsey, 27, of Boomer, Fayette County, previously entered a guilty plea to conspiracy to distribute and possess with intent to distribute more than 50 grams of methamphetamine, a quantity of … Continue reading West Virginia News: Charleston,Tiffany D. Ramsey, Fayette County Woman Sentenced to Federal Prison for Her Role in Drug Trafficking Conspiracy

OxyContin maker will stop promoting opioids to doctors

NEW YORK /February 10, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) — The maker of the powerful painkiller OxyContin said it will stop marketing opioid drugs to doctors, a surprise reversal following lawsuits that blamed the company for helping trigger the current drug abuse epidemic. OxyContin has long been the world’s top-selling opioid painkiller. It generated billions in sales for … Continue reading OxyContin maker will stop promoting opioids to doctors

Report: DEA records show W. Va. flooded with painkillers

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP)(STL.News) — Drug wholesalers shipped 780 million hydrocodone and oxycodone pills to West Virginia in just six years, a period when 1,728 people fatally overdosed on these two painkillers, according to an investigation by the Charleston Gazette-Mail. That amounts to 433 of the frequently abused opioid pills for every man, woman and child … Continue reading Report: DEA records show W. Va. flooded with painkillers