A 60-pill prescription of 80mg OxyContin has a potential street value of $4,800, up to $80 per pill, says U.S. Attorney Babara L. McQuade, and.
McQuade said she wants the public to be aware of the enormous scope of the problem, especially in Metro Detroit where two separate busts have snared more than 57 suspects.
"I have seen that analogy made that it is the new crack... It is the largest growing illegal drug addiction problem in America.".
Their information is collected for a kickback of cash or drugs then used to issue prescriptions that are filled at participating pharmacies and sold on the black market.
"Our opiate addiction rates were five times the national average," said Portsmouth Police Chief during an announcement in the U.S.
The illegal use of Oxycodone, a powerful painkiller only available on Walters found that while the price and purity of drugs such as heroin.
However, by crushing the tablets it is possible to get the full hit of the drug in one go. In parts of the Appalachian valley in the US, 80 per cent of crime is believed to be OxyContin-related. The idea was that patients would need only two tablets a day rather than six or seven as is the case with other painkillers. Like other opiates, the drug is highly addictive and has led to an increase in petty crime.
We have so many unanswered questions and it looks like we may never know the truth. 'I don't know where she could have got the Oxycodone from and what would have made her take it.
The street value of the seized drugs is around $60000, [. The 1,123 pills of oxycodone seized have a street value of around $48,000, and the.
Roger Campbell-Black, 34, of Center Street was arrested May 4 “as he delivered 100 oxycodone tablets and 2 grams of crack cocaine” to someone waiting in the parking lot of a Holden business, Crandall said, who added that Campbell-Black also had $3,000 in cash on him.
Agents then searched his house and seized “over a quarter-pound of crack cocaine, 495 oxycodone tablets and $8,000 in cash,” the MDEA commander said.
BANGOR, Maine — Agents with the Maine Drug Enforcement Agency had a local man under surveillance for several weeks for reportedly dealing drugs and caught him earlier this month with a quarter-pound of crack cocaine and hundreds of diverted oxycodone pills.
After his arrest, MDEA agents learned that Campbell-Black was going to get another delivery of prescription pills from a New York-based supplier the next morning, May 5.
“They staked out the Greyhound bus station in Hampden when Ayanna Johnson, 39, of Brooklyn, N.Y., got off the bus, MDEA agents took her into custody and confiscated 628 more oxycodone tablets,” Crandall said.
Campbell-Black faces a penalty of up to 30 years in prison and a $50,000 fine, if convicted, and Johnson could see 10 years behind bars and a fine of $20,000.
“More arrests are likely,” Crandall said. “This case is far from over.” SEE COMMENTS →
The street value of the seized drugs is around $60,000, Darrell Crandall, MDEA division commander for northern Maine, said Sunday.
The 1,123 pills of oxycodone seized have a street value of around $48,000, and the cocaine is valued at $12,000.
The MDEA was assisted by Bangor Police Department, Maine State Police and federal DEA agents and the Maine Office of the Attorney General is handling the prosecution.
Campbell-Black was charged with felony aggravated trafficking in cocaine and oxycodone, both Class A crimes, and Johnson was charged with felony trafficking in oxycodone, a Class B. Both were taken to the Penobscot County Jail and have since been released, a jail official said.