A Fairview woman and Bloomfield man admitted to their roles in a conspiracy to illegally sell oxycodone, authorities announced on Tuesday.
Rhonda Musallam, 41, of Fairview, and Robert O’Brien, 60, of Bloomfield, pleaded guilty before U.S. District Judge Esther Salas in Newark federal court, according to the New Jersey Department of Justice.
Investigators from the Drug Enforcement Agency found that a drug-trafficking organization secured prescriptions of oxycodone and other substances from various doctors in New Jersey, filled them at pharmacies in Belleville and elsewhere, and sold the drugs for profit, authorities stated.
Sixteen people were charged in the conspiracy and 15 have been convicted. Charges against the 16th defendant were dismissed after his death in April 2015.
Musallam admitted that from June to July 2014 she supplied members of the conspiracy and others with oxycodone pills and sold 70 pills for $1,000, according to authorities. O’Brien admitted that from February to August 2014 he obtained oxycodone pills for the members of the conspiracy, according to authorities.
Sentencing for Musallam is scheduled for Dec. 19, 2018 and O’Brien for Nov. 27, 2018.
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