September 19, 2012|By Wayne K. Roustan, Sun Sentinel
Nine people were charged on Wednesday with peddling prescription drugs between Florida and Delaware, according to U.S. Attorney Wifredo A. Ferrer.
Eight suspects were arrested in Delaware including Leslie F. Tiner, 62, of Boca Raton. John Joseph Pharis, 39, is a fugitive, prosecutors said.
All were indicted Sept. 6 on one count each of conspiracy to distribute oxycodone, according to court records.
The trafficking operation ran between Florida and Delaware for more than two years, Ferrer said.
The case proves Florida is still a major source for pharmaceutical drugs being diverted to other states, according to the DEA.
Among those arrested were Scott Evan Thomas, 42, Ryan Donald Wolf, 34, Bridgette Anne Thomas, 34, John Cushier Ferenbach, 30, James Francis Ohanlon, 33, Christopher Allen Ashley, 33, and Ronald Dwayne Majewski, 31, investigators said.
If convicted, the suspects each face a maximum sentence of up to 20 years in prison.
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