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Woman arrested in Kinston oxycodone bust

KINSTON, LENOIR COUNTY -

A woman was arrested Wednesday for allegedly being at the center of an illegal oxycodone operation, according to the Kinston Free Press.

Jammie Ree Williams, 32, is charged with multiple counts of trafficking in opium or heroin, obtaining controlled substances by fraud, uttering forged instruments and identity fraud.

The Kinston Free Press reports the Lenoir County Sheriff’s Office said someone Continue reading

3 members of alleged oxycodone ring plead guilty

ELLSWORTH, Maine — Three people who police say were involved in an oxycodone distribution ring in Hancock County have pleaded guilty and received jail sentences.

Wendy G. Cassidy, 31, of Bucksport; Brandie M. Higgins, 39, of Eastbrook; and Joel O. Allen Jr., 27, of Orland, were each sentenced in Hancock County Unified Criminal Court earlier this month. All were arrested last December Continue reading

As oxycodone case shows, today’s drug dealer uses prescription pads

Perhaps one day law enforcement officials will acknowledge that Las Vegas has emerged as a national crossroads for oxycodone abuse and trafficking.

Until then, a growing stack of anecdotal evidence will suffice.

Hospital administrators, fire department paramedics and Metro cops see the problem of oxycodone abuse up close every day. Local emergency rooms regularly receive oxycodone overdose patients. Narcotics detectives continue to notice Continue reading