11 defendants indicted in $1.2 million oxycodone conspiracy

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Federal prosecutors in Kansas City say 11 defendants have been indicted by a federal grand jury in a $1.2 million conspiracy to distribute Oxycodone.

The indictment announced Thursday says the defendants, all from the Kansas City metropolitan area, obtained the drugs using forged and fraudulent prescriptions. All the defendants were charged with conspiracy to use another person’s identification for a drug-trafficking crime.

The indictment alleges the conspiracy began in June 2013. Prosecutors say the conspirators used identifications obtained fraudulently from health care providers. Conspirators allegedly used the identifications and prescription papers to prepare false prescriptions for controlled substances, including Oxycodone.

They used the false prescriptions at pharmacies in the Kansas City area and then distributed the drugs.

 

Copyright 2016 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

 

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s