The indictment says that the distribution of oxycodone and hydrocodone is "beyond the scope of professional practice, not for a legitimate medical purpose," says Benjamin C. Glasman, the US Prosecutor for South Ohio County. Miami-Lukeen, a drug distributor based in Springboro, Ohio, says he has not reported suspicious orders and has taken care to prevent drug diversion from proper use.
The four defendants include Miami-Luke's former president and compliance officer and two West Virginia pharmacists, the statement said. They were arrested on Thursday morning.
"Today's arrests should be a signal to wake up distributors and pharmacists who can sell illegally and get rid of pills with opioid prescriptions," said John Martin, an assistant to the anti-drug administration. The wholesaler distributed 2.6 million hydrocodone tablets and 2.3 million oxycodone units to a West Virginia drugstore, which was only 1
The wholesaler also delivered more than 1.8 million oxycodone tablets to a pharmacy that was under investigation by the DEA. for the second time, distributors are accused of these crimes. In April, two former Rochester Drug Co-Operative executives were indicted for the illegal drug use of the US Drug Enforcement Agency.