Government investigators say they believe many of the oxy pills came from Vegas, where the drug gang paid people to go from doctor to doctor.
But Monday, the 27-year-old defendant shuffled out of a Portland courtroom in cuffs and leg chains, headed for a long stretch in prison. District Judge Ancer L. Behind him, his anguished mother, who had begged Senior U.S. Haggerty to show her son mercy, sobbed loudly.
Deits, who heads federal drug prosecutions in Oregon. "Then they get too expensive to buy, so people (switch) to heroin, because it's cheap and readily available. Then they run the risk of overdosing.". The pills have a high addiction rate, said John F.
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Sims and Hipp are accused with getting prescriptions for 300 30-milligram pills of Oxycodone a month from Fuller, then reselling them to Fulton.
Two pharmacists for a Columbia-area chain of drugstores testified Tuesday in a federal criminal drug trafficking trial that an Irmo doctor’s Oxycodone prescriptions were numerous enough to make them suspicious.
Eight defendants in the case, including Fulton, have pleaded guilty to Oxycodone trafficking charges and are awaiting sentencing.
Irmo-area doctor Sean Fuller, who evidence indicates prescribed thousands of Oxycodone pills, also might testify Wednesday By John Monk.
Late Tuesday, another defendant who has pleaded guilty, Denise Fulton, took the witness stand for the prosecution and told the jury that she, as well as Sims and Hipp, had gone to Fuller and been prescribed large amounts of Oxycodone.
Teacher, swim coach charged with giving student oxycodone a 16-year-old North Andover High School student prescription drugs, taking the.